Yet another astonishing case of irresponsible politicians dabbling in the health and welfare of women. The very fact that a doctor could lie about a patient or unborn child’s health based on their personal religious beliefs goes against the Physician’s Oath which states: “I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, gender, politics, socioeconomic standing, or sexual orientation to intervene between my duty and my patient.” It also contradicts one of the main edicts of medical ethics stating “first, do no harm,” [primum non nocere] as well as the Hippocratic Oath vowing “I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.”
The sooner citizens – man and woman alike – take a stand against such policies instead of being cowed by the pervasive attitudes that they alone have no power or that the government’s ears are deaf to their cries, the sooner politicians will realize they cannot bully American citizens into accepting this veritable witch hunt.
Alone, we fall, united, we stand, and the government will hear us, if we remember, remember, the 5th of November…..
In Arizona, Republican senators have passed a bill that would allow doctors to withhold important medical information from their pregnant patients. The legislation is aimed at reducing so-called “wrongful birth” lawsuits by making it legal for doctors not to tell a pregnant patient that she, or her baby, is facing a potentially life-threatening issue.
Another “wrongful birth” bill under consideration in Kansas, though, takes the things even farther: In order to prevent women from choosing to end a pregnancy if the fetus has life-threatening medical issues, the Kansas bill allows doctors to lie outright if they discover during routine screenings that a pregnant patient has a medical condition that could affect her or her unborn child, The Daily Beast reports.
Whatever happened to “First, do no harm”?
The Arizona bill (SB 1359), which would protect doctors if they accidentally neglect to warn patients about potential birth…
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