One Woman’s Story of Why She Had an Abortion at 21 Weeks

In this Planned Parenthood video, April Salazar shares her abortion story. Eighteen weeks into her pregnancy, April learned her son would be born with lethal skeletal dysplasia, a condition that would prevent him from breathing on his own. If she carried the pregnancy to term, her son would suffocate within minutes of birth without medical intervention. Even with extreme medical intervention, “he might live several days.” April decided to have an abortion at 21 weeks. Here, she discusses the importance of allowing women to make their own reproductive health choices.