But at just 19 weeks — days after Texas’ Senate Bill 8 went into effect — Hogan woke up at 5 a.m. in excruciating pain.
She called 911 and was instructed to unlock her front door and lay on the ground until EMTs arrived.
But the one thing they did make clear repeatedly was that I should not leave,” a tearful Hogan said Monday.
“I was told that if I tried to discharge myself, or seek care elsewhere, that I could be arrested for trying to kill my child.
She recalled being terrified of even going to the bathroom — afraid she would go into premature labor, and be arrested.
“On the fifth day in the hospital, while using the bathroom, my son started to enter the birth canal,” Hogan said.
Casiano says she was told she would have to go through with the pregnancy, prescribed an antidepressant and sent home. »