An Austin woman was thrilled to have her “miracle baby” after trying for a year and a half to conceive, but then her waters ruptured in the fourth month of pregnancy and her doctor told her there was no chance of the baby would survive. The woman, Amanda Eid, said she needed to terminate the pregnancy, but her doctor wasn’t sure if Texas law made it legal to perform the procedure, she told CNN.
If a pregnant woman ruptures her waters, she is at high risk of infection, which would endanger Eid’s life. But her baby daughter, who she and partner Josh Zurawski named Willow, still had a heart attack. This made doctors reluctant to induce labor to save Eid’s life.