Issaquah woman who had miscarriage on Malta trip can't get abortion

An Issaquah woman will be airlifted to a Spanish island Thursday after suffering an incomplete miscarriage while in Malta. Maltese law prohibits all abortions.

ROME, Italy — A pregnant woman from Issaquah who suffered an incomplete miscarriage while vacationing in Malta will be airlifted to a Spanish island on Thursday for a procedure to prevent infection because Maltese law prohibits abortion under any circumstances, the woman’s partner said.

Jay Weeldreyer told The Associated Press by phone from a hospital in the island nation that his partner, Andrea Prudente, is at risk of a life-threatening infection if the fetal tissue isn’t promptly removed.

Prudente, 38,

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