With a daughter under the age of 2, Shannon and her husband had been actively trying for a second child.
The Alabama couple's happiness quickly turned to heartbreak when testing revealed just three days before Christmas there was an 87% chance the baby had Down syndrome.
At an appointment with a maternal fetal medicine specialist in January, Shannon was counseled on resources available for parents of children with the disorder.
Her physician believed the hospital would be able to provide her with abortion care despite Alabama law prohibiting abortions at all stages of pregnancy.
These are the same options Shannon's specialist in Alabama gave her, according to physician reports shared with ABC News.
Alabama is one of 15 states that has ceased nearly all abortion services since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June, ending federal protections for abortion rights.
Shannon's fetus did not develop hydrops, so she was left unable to access abortion care, she said. »