There are many complications of pregnancy that are hazardous for women, some life threatening, that require early medical evaluation and consideration of termination of pregnancy. Miscarriages occur in 15 % of all pregnancies, pre-eclampsia (pregnancy-induced high blood pressure) in 5-8 %, and ectopic pregnancy (outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube) in 2 %. Delay in termination of pregnancy with these conditions often puts the mother’s health and even life at risk. A recent study in Dallas County, Texas, in the face of state-mandated limits on treatment, makes these risks real. The complication rates for mothers were doubled, especially for infections and hemmorhaging.