Arizona Senate Passes “Let Women Die” Bill

This is the part where I should apologize for a long silence, but I’m afraid I have something too urgent to wait on the apology.

The Arizona Senate has just passed a “wrongful birth” bill. Theoretically, the purpose is to allow doctors to withhold information about prenatal issues because a woman might choose to have an abortion based on that information. In practice, the ability to withhold information also means that a doctor could withhold information about issues that threaten the mother’s life, like ectopic pregnancy. And gee, by the way, it will forbid malpractice suits based on a doctor having withheld information.

What the hell are these people doing to my state? I have no words.


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