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More Post Roe Fallout

The accounts from doctors from around the country are starting to pop up. They mostly focus on rape, ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages. As long as it has cardiac cells that beat (not yet a heart), it can’t be aborted. And yes, any intentional termination of fetal life is an abortion. You don’t get a “get out of jail free card” just because you’re dying or too young to have children. It’s an abortion. THAT’S what anti-abortion activists were calling it a couple of months ago. Now that people are getting substandard healthcare, they want to call it…

… wait for it…

… healthcare.

Folks, you can’t make this stuff up.

We don’t have to make up what’s really happening. We can read about it daily in national papers. Like this article from The Boston Globe:

It was predictable. Doctors warned months ago that ending Roe was going to put them in very precarious situations where they might lose their medical licenses for providing the kind of healthcare their patients needed.

Here is Texas ob/gyn Mama Doctor Jones explaining the Texas Heartbeat Law that went into effect last September:

And here’s her video from 2 months ago after the draft opinion ending Roe was leaked:

By then, Doctor Jones had already accepted a temporary position as an ob/gyn in New Zealand. But this is the reality she will be coming back to if she goes home to Texas.

I’d stay in New Zealand.

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It just occurred to me that these laws are specifically written to take control out of the physician’s hands, causing an untold number of human sacrifices, because a compassionate doctor might be able to circumvent the restrictions to help a desperate woman who doesn’t want to be pregnant for a myriad of reasons and may not have any other legal or safe alternatives.

Keep it vague. Allow a certain number of preventable deaths from inadequate healthcare. That will help make abortions scarier for everyone.

It’s diabolical.

2 Responses

  1. With the insurance companies, anti-vaxxers, and now Dobbs being a physician of any kind in 21st Century America must be a truly miserable occupation.

  2. What they are doing is not making abortions scarier because usually those types of situations people plan ahead and can drive to Mexico, get the pills or find an option. The problem truly is pregnant women who actually want to have children. They are the ones that are being denied care. These are the people that show up at the emergency room. This is what Biden’s executive order was trying to prevent but the Texas AG is suing. So doctors cannot treat patients without going to jail themselves or losing their license to practice. I can’t blame the doctor for going to New Zealand. I talked to a doctor in PA on twitter who said he would leave the state he was in and try to move to a blue state to get away from this type of thing. I guess there are a few doctors that are as radical as Paxton and they will stay and offer inferior care to women.

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