In case there was any doubt left in our minds that Republican lawmakers viewed women as little more than baby vessels, this week Arizona's Senate passed what they're calling a "wrongful birth" bill. This legislation allows doctors to opt out of informing pregnant women about prenatal complications because such information could lead to an abortion, a totally legal medical procedure. In addition, if shit hits the fan (you know, like the expectant mother dies) as a result of the doctor neglecting to share critical information, he or she cannot be sued for malpractice. Lovely!! 

 

Oh, and the worst part? This bill's sponsor is Rep. Nancy Barto of Phoenix. Yep. Happy International Women's Day everyone!

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Tagged in: war on women, reproductive rights, Arizona, abortion   

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