Marina Jaworska, a Ukrainian who has been living in Poland for two years, was 17 weeks pregnant. During the ultrasound examination, the doctor – a well-known Warsaw gynecologist – told her that she would most likely give birth to a girl. He did not mention that the fetus does not have a skull.
In the 30th week of pregnancy, the defect was diagnosed by another gynecologist. At this point, Marina’s ordeal began, during which she was supported by the FEDERA Foundation for Women and Planning. The case of Marina was handled by FEDERA’s lawyer Kamila Ferenc. The story was publicized by TVN24 journalist Marta Warchoł, in the report “She was supposed to be …”.
The hospital refused to terminate the pregnancy, although the fetus did not have a skull
Marina did not want to continue the pregnancy, because each day she strengthened her bond with the child who was about to die anyway. She was depressed and had thoughts of suicide. She received a certificate from a psychiatrist that stated that continuing pregnancy may endanger her health and life. In the 31st week of pregnancy, she went to the “Inflancka” Specialist Hospital, but she was refused a termination of pregnancy. The situation changed when the director of the facility – prof. Wicherek. Doctors induced labor at 33 weeks and the baby was stillborn. Marina did not want to look at them because, as she says, “she would not have survived it.”
A fetus with acrania (severe lethal defect) has no chance of survival. The defect cannot be healed in any way, it is fatal. A child without a skull cannot see, hear or contact him. The head ends at the level of the eyes, and there is a huge, bloody wound in the place of the skull. A fetus with acrania dies during or shortly after birth.
“In every hospital in Poland, patients should be able to exercise their rights”
“The restrictive anti-abortion law makes it difficult for women to access reliable prenatal tests and statutory abortion,” FEDERA representatives wrote in the statement. “We do not accept it. In every hospital in Poland, patients should be able to exercise their rights. If you have any problems with it, report to FEDERA, inform the media. FEDERA will always help and will always protect your rights. “
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