TCMS President and OB/GYN Dr. Shanna Combs spoke with Dallas Mourning News journalist Allie Morris about the impact of ambiguous reproductive health restrictions on the health and wellbeing of women suffering from severe pregnancy complications. Here is an excerpt:
Texas is now preparing to ban all abortions, following the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, with no exemptions for rape or incest, only for cases that put the pregnant person “at risk of death or … of substantial impairment of a major bodily function.”
Doctors say the problem is that those situations are not black and white.
“There is no hard-and-fast line where all of a sudden the mom’s life is at risk,” said Dr. Shanna Combs, an OB-GYN in Fort Worth. “So she’s infected, but she’s not septic. Does she have to be hemorrhaging before you can intervene?”
You can read the full article here.