Some GOP lawmakers push against Oklahoma anti-abortion bills
April 12, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After years of trying unsuccessfully to have a baby, Derina Soles of Oklahoma said she was excited to attend her first ultrasound and find out the gender of the fetus she had been carrying about 18 weeks.
But that excitement quickly turned to disappointment when Soles learned her fetus had anencephaly, a rare and untreatable defect in which a baby's brain and skull don't form properly.
"There is no chance of survival," Soles, of Norman, told The Associated Press. "It would have died either in the birth canal or shortly thereafter."
Soles, 31, immediately knew that bei...