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.
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.