DENTON, Texas and New York — This is Part I of a three-part ABC News investigation looking at the impact of abortion restrictions in America after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022. The companion broadcast, “Impact by Nightline: On the Brink,” with exclusive interviews by Diane Sawyer and Rachel Scott, brings you inside the hidden health care crisis playing out in clinics and exam rooms across the country. So many families posing the question: Is this what lawmakers intended? “On the Brink” premieres Dec. 14 on Hulu.
Anya Cook had reason to celebrate. After 17 miscarriages, she was pregnant again, in her second trimester, and she and her husband, Derick, were ready to share the good news with family and friends.
After the joyous announcement in December 2022, Anya and Derick attended the Coral Springs holiday parade in their Florida neighborhood, then went to dinner at a local restaurant. It was a good end to a good day.
Then joy turned to misery.