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ARIZONA: Tries to Legislate Medical Practices, but Really Just Wants Women to Die

10:16 am - 03/08/2012
The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would shield doctors and others from so-called “wrongful birth” lawsuits.

Those are lawsuits that can arise if physicians don’t inform pregnant women of prenatal problems that could lead to the decision to have an abortion.

The Senate’s 20-9 vote Tuesday sends the bill to the state House.

The bill’s sponsor is Republican Nancy Barto of Phoenix. She says allowing the medical malpractice lawsuits endorses the idea that if a child is born with a disability, someone is to blame.

Barto said the bill will still allow “true malpractice suits” to proceed.

If the bill becomes law, Arizona would join nine states barring both “wrongful life” and “wrongful birth” lawsuits.

Opponents of the bill say it’s unnecessary and would infringe on reproductive rights.



I just. WHAT? You're not going to inform women of potential issues with their babies? You do realize that's not how medicine works, right, senator?

I removed an inciting comment that this may cause the mother's death due to poster's explanation here. If we're going specifically by legal cases of 'wrongful birth,' this wouldn't happen as the only 'fetal defect' that I can think of off the top of my head that would threaten the life of the mother is carrying a dead fetus to term, which while some women might still be judged for, I assume the majority of pro-lifers would not care. Sorry about not doing more research before I posted this!
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