It isn’t often that one can point to something that the government of America has done and talk about how it is beyond foul. In the world of right-wing insanity, this has got to be a step up. It really doesn’t get much better than this. In Arizona, there has been a new law that has been passed that say a doctor can lie to a patient about their own child.
You see, despite all the anti-choice propaganda, a lot of these women are having abortion for the reason of sparing a child from having to live a life that would be nothing but suffering. Whenever it is found that children have birth defects, the mother gets to have the option to abort, and save both herself suffering, and the fetus’ suffering.
It is called the “Wrongful Birth” law. It effectively allows a doctor to withhold information about a woman’s fetus if birth defects are found, in the interest of preventing her to have an abortion. This even includes if the defects are so serious that they could kill the mother. This law allows doctors to completely ignore the Hippocratic Oath.
This is going to be a short and sweet post. Arizona law-makers, thank you for sending a “Screw You” message to women everywhere, along with to decency. The levels of selfish conceit here I are blinding. It cannot be argued that this is a law that is attacking women. They will dress it up as protecting babies, but it is entirely done to take the choices away from women.
And this leads to the ultimate truth about the “pro-life” movement. For the most part, it isn’t “pro-life.” If they are against capital punishment, and the wars, then one can accept that they are pro-life. However, for the most part, it is simply anti-choice. They are against the fact that women in this country are able to choose for themselves how to conduct their lives. Since the Republican base has now transformed almost entirely into middle-aged to elderly white men, then it makes a lot more sense why this is so. These people have always been against women.
However, as with all the laws that these conservatives insane-asylum rejects have put out, it ignores the true consequences of its reach. Prenatal care is for more than just the problems, like birth defects. It exists to help find out if there are life-threatening complications, such as ectopic pregnancy, which can kill a mother if she doesn’t abort.
But given other bills, like the ones that say that there should be no abortion even in the instance to save the mother’s life, it is no surprise the Republicans went down this road. Women, you have to take action. Get as many as you can, and tell them all – do NOT support a Republican vote. Even if you are a conservative, these people are beyond that. They have gone into the realm of your typical insane asylum, and it needs to stop.