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West Burlington mother discusses decision to abort 11th pregnancy

Tamara Nuñez was 40 when she learned she was pregnant for the 11th time.

The West Burlington mother of nine had struggled with a myriad of health issues throughout her previous pregnancies, one of which ended in miscarriage, that put her at high risk, and her age would have made the would-be nine-month journey brought on by failed protection even more dangerous.

“I am so high-risk it was not even funny,” she told The Hawk Eye, explaining that her doctor at the time asked her how many more times she was going to play chance with her life.

Nuñez, now 52, ​​said she had to decide whether to end her pregnancy or put her life — and the welfare of her seven younger children still at home — at risk.

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