Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The GOP In Texas Paases A Bill Allowing Doctors To Lie To Pregnant Women

There are times when I play the devil’s Advocate in political discussions, saying that it isn’t just the GOP that’s horrid, there are awful Democrats, too.

Then I hear stories like this one ...

If you’re a woman and you live in Texas and you think you’re pregnant and you go to the doctor, the GOP-controlled Texas Senate just passed a bill that would ... wait for it, it’s truly disgusting ... would allow your doctor to withhold that information—that you’re pregnant—if the doctor believes you might choose to have an abortion.

Yes, thanks to the GOP, it’s gonna be legal for doctors to lie to their patients, thereby forcing the patient to do what the doctor thinks is best.

Even more disgusting, Texas Republicans are pretending that this is a “wrongful birth” bill meant to prevent doctors from being sued by their pregnant patients.

This wrongful birth bill—Senate Bill 25 ... on its way to the Texas House—prevents parents from suing their doctor if their baby is born with disabilities, even if that doctor discovered the condition during routine prenatal testing and failed to inform the parents.

So, then, what’s to stop an anti-choice doctor from keeping a pregnancy a secret, forcing a woman to carry a child to term, not because she chose it, but because her doctor chose it?

But, hey, it’s Texas and it’s the GOP, so we know a woman doesn’t have a voice.

Or a choice.

Especially when Republicans and doctors are allowed to lie.
Photo Credit: Bill Day

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are no words *sigh*.

Deedles

Mark Alexander said...

That's it. I'm done with the internet today. I should be working anyway.

Harry Hamid said...

The bill sponsor says, "It is unacceptable that doctors can be penalized for embracing the sanctity of life."

In other words, women should check to see whether their doctor is Christian. If he is, then maybe they should find a different doctor. The Christian one might purposely lie to you to further his politico-religious agenda.

the dogs' mother said...

Texas continues to astonish!

Mitchell is Moving said...

Every time I think I've heard it all... This is shocking.

anne marie in philly said...

FUCK YOU, TEXAS!

Helen Lashbrook said...

Moral of the story? Don't live in Texas

Sadie J said...

This disgusts me on so many levels.