Oklahoma Protects Doctors Who Lie to Patients

Aren’t these assholes the same people who scream and yell about the government staying out of their health care?  But it’s perfectly fine for them to insinuate their hypocritical selves into a woman’s health care.

Is lying to a patient part of the Hippocratic Oath?

HOUSTON — The Oklahoma Legislature voted Tuesday to override the governor’s vetoes of two abortion measures, one of which requires women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion.

Though other states have passed similar measures requiring women to have ultrasounds, Oklahoma’s law goes further, mandating that a doctor or technician set up the monitor so the woman can see it and describe the heart, limbs and organs of the fetus. No exceptions are made for rape and incest victims.

A second measure passed into law on Tuesday prevents women who have had a disabled baby from suing a doctor for withholding information about birth defects while the child was in the womb.

Opponents argue that the law will protect doctors who purposely mislead a woman to keep her from choosing an abortion. But the bill’s sponsors maintain that it merely prevents lawsuits by people who wish, in hindsight, that the doctor had counseled them to abort a disabled child.

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One Response to Oklahoma Protects Doctors Who Lie to Patients

  1. timesr says:

    “Aren’t these assholes the same people who scream and yell about the government staying out of their health care?”

    I think they’re the gang who argue that people know best how to run their own lives and so don’t need no nanny state protections.

    Speaking for myself, I want an ob/gyn that I trust, not one that has been given a license to lie.

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