As soon as Dr. Mae Winchester did an ultrasound on Tara George, she knew that her baby was in trouble.
During that July ultrasound, Winchester noticed that there was no amniotic fluid around the baby. More tests that day and the next morning indicated that the baby was in kidney failure and had multiple heart defects.
Medical records spell it out in cold scientific terms: The baby had “lethal fetal anomalies.”
That harsh reality sent Winchester, Tara and her husband, Justin, on a fight to get her the right medical care – a fight that would pit them against Ohio’s strict anti-abortion law as well as against the hospital where Winchester works.
A couple’s painful decision