A woman from Austin was excited to have what she called her “miracle baby” after a year-and-a-half of trying to get pregnant, but then her water broke just four months into pregnancy and her doctor told her there was no way the baby would survive. The woman, Amanda Eid, says she needed to terminate the pregnancy but her doctor wasn’t sure if it was legal to perform the procedure because of Texas’ laws, she told CNN.
When a pregnant woman’s water breaks she is at high risk for infection, which would put Eid’s life in danger. But her baby daughter, which she and her partner Josh Zurawski named Willow, still had a heartbeat. That made doctors hesitant to induce labor procedure to save Eid’s life.