Woman denied abortion is asking Governor for special session

Posted at 7:08 PM, Aug 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-29 10:31:38-04

BATON ROUGE, LA- A pregnant Louisiana woman is asking Governor Edwards to call a special session to clarify the state's abortion laws.

Nancy Davis was denied an abortion even though her fetus has a rare and fatal condition called Acrania, a disorder where a fetus never develops a skull.

Louisiana laws established a ban on all abortions except if there is a substantial risk of death or impairment to a woman.

Legislators said Davis qualifies for an abortion and that the hospital misinterpreted the law.