How this American on vacation survived after Malta denied her a life-saving abortion

American Andrea Prudente was a denied a life-saving abortion while on vacation in Malta. She flew to Spain and received care on the day Roe was overturned.

June 28, 2022
By Danielle Campoamor

An American woman vacationing in Malta was denied a life-saving abortion while miscarrying. She was able to leave the country and get care in Spain, on what happened to be the day Roe v. Wade was overturned in the U.S.

Andrea Prudente, 38, and Jay Weeldreyer, 45, planned to leave their babymoon in Malta with a slew of pictures and cherished memories. Instead, they left on an emergency flight to Spain. Malta has one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the world — something the couple didn't know before booking their vacation, as TODAY Parents previously reported.