Friends of an American woman whose request to terminate a non-viable pregnancy was turned down by the Maltese health authorities are collecting funds for her after she was airlifted to Spain for the procedure. Andrea Prudente and her partner Jay Weeldreyer were on a babymoon in Malta earlier this month. The 38-year-old woman was 16 weeks pregnant when she began bleeding profusely and was told by doctors that the pregnancy was no longer viable. The couple were on a babymoon in Malta when Andrea's waters broke at 16 weeks. Photo: Jay Weeldreyer However, her request for a termination was denied because of Malta's strict anti-abortion laws and Prudente spent a week at the hospital waiting for the foetus inside her to die. The ordeal made international headlines after the couple decided to go public with their story in an appeal for help. After over a week in Mater Dei hospital, Prudente’s travel insurance enabled her to fly to Mallorca in Spain, where she completed the procedure. Her partner told Times of Malta they could finally deal with the loss of their daughter and grieve. However, they will be out of pocket as the insurance will only cover a portion of the...
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