Below is a very important post; please, spread this with anyone you know. Tara is 17 year old and 21 weeks pregnant with a fetus unlikely to survive delivery. If the fetus did survive, it’s likely to be in a vegetable state, that’s if it survived. As any kind hearted soul, she does not want to bring a life into this world to suffer.
Tara was in a car accident in Dallas, TX, which caused her to miss the 20 week limit and now needs help getting to to Albuquerque within the next few days so she can have this medical procedure.
After learning of how the child would suffer if it even survived birth, she made her brave choice:
That’s not what I want,” Tara said firmly. “I know you’ve been talking to my mom a lot because it’s been hard for me to talk about it, but I know I don’t want to do that to a baby.”
She has all the respect and warm, loving wishes from me. Please read below, and do anything you can- and most importantly, please spread this and help this teenage girl.
Reposting from email:
This is a special request to help Tara, who is 17 years old and 21 weeks pregnant with a fetus that likely won’t survive delivery. On the way to her last abortion appointment in Dallas, Tara was in a car crash that delayed her just long enough to miss the Texas 20-week limit for abortions. Now, Fund Texas Women needs to fly Tara and her mother from Houston to Albuquerque within the next few days so that she can access the care she needs.
Please help us raise the $2,000 by Saturday that Tara needs to finally make her medical procedure happen.
Tara lives in Houston, but because she was so close to the 20-week mark, no clinics in Houston were available to take her. She was referred to Dallas, where funding organizations like the National Abortion Federation helped pay for her abortion.
Tara’s mother called Fund Texas Women to ask for help with a Dallas hotel stay. Before promising funding, we talked to Tara herself to make sure this was something she wanted. Tara was absolutely certain. She told us that her fetus had numerous medical complications, including spinal bifida and heart problems, and would likely be born in a vegetative state. The doctors had told her that the infant would not probably not survive for longer than a week after delivery.
“That’s not what I want,” Tara said firmly. “I know you’ve been talking to my mom a lot because it’s been hard for me to talk about it, but I know I don’t want to do that to a baby.”
But on the road to her procedure in Dallas, an 18-wheeler sideswiped Tara’s car, causing her and her mother to spin out of control on the freeway. By the time the cops came and took testimony, Tara had missed her appointment, and the clinic wasn’t able to reschedule her in time to make the 20-week deadline.
Tara and her mother are in a Dallas hotel right now, gathering strength before they head back to Houston. If they want to get this procedure, they’ll have to go to Albuquerque in a few days – a 12-hour drive in either direction – and they don’t know how they’ll get there, now that their car isn’t safe.
“The only reason I’m having an abortion is because it’s medically necessary,” Tara told us. “It’s a lot of turmoil. Tell them that. I just need the help.”
Fund Texas Women needs to buy plane tickets for Tara and her mother, as well as several nights in a hotel. But that kind of money just isn’t in our budget right now, and we’re not sure if we can make it happen without you.