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.”
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h/t The Huffington Post