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Have you tried to get an abortion since Roe v. Wade was overturned? Share your story

Karla Renée was 18 weeks into her pregnancy when she and her husband Sam learned that the fetus had a serious genetic anomaly that could lead to severe physical and mental disabilities. They were faced with an enormous and pressing decision. In North Carolina, where they live, the current law forbids abortion after 20 weeks gestational age.
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Karla Renée was 18 weeks into her pregnancy when she and her husband Sam learned that the fetus had a serious genetic anomaly that could lead to severe physical and mental disabilities. They were faced with an enormous and pressing decision. In North Carolina, where they live, the current law forbids abortion after 20 weeks gestational age.

NPR is reporting on the impact of abortion restrictions taking effect across the country.

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We would like to hear from you if you tried to get an abortion but were unable to because of your state's laws and ended up carrying the pregnancy to term. How has that experience affected your life? What challenges have you faced?

We have already published several stories about abortion access submitted by readers for our series Days & Weeks. We hope this reporting helps people understand the breadth of these laws and how they're reshaping American life now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.

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