This State Wants to Let Doctors Deceive Pregnant Women – By Withholding Crucial Information From Them

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Doctors are now allowed to keep information from their patients.

For political reasons.

The Texas Senate passed a controversial bill on that critics argue would allow doctors to lie to pregnant women.

“It would effectively make it lawful for a care provider who is opposed to abortion to avoid prenatal testing, downplay test results or even lie to patients about results if they believe those patients might consider terminating a pregnancy.”

That doesn’t sound well-thought-out.

SB 25 prevents parents from suing their medical provider 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 even if doctors intentionally misled their patients – there would be no repercussions for that.

A lot of people argue a law like that would have major, disastrous consequences.

It ultimately comes down to civil rights:

It seems to be all about restricting and further limiting a woman’s right to exercise her choice as to what she’s going to do in the case of serious detects in the fetus, congenital defects in the fetus.”

***SHARE if you agree that doctors should HELP patients, not HIDE things from them!! Comment if you think women should be allowed to choose what’s best for them!

h/t The Huffington Post

Shaw has written for USA Today, CNN, Capitol Weekly, Independent Voter Network News, and The Energy Collective. At age 19, she was appointed to the Community Health Commission for the City of Berkeley by Mayor Tom Bates and served on the Mayor's Health Task Force. She acts and models professionally and has performed at Carnegie Hall. Shaw is a native San Franciscan. She studied political economy, public policy, biology, and rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and graduated in 2016. Through reformed education and effective communication, she is interested in making complex concepts accessible to broader audiences in hope of creating a more aware and active world.

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