Imagine: you are in the delivery room, about to become a parent for the first time. You and your partner have done everything right. You’ve got your funds in order, you’ve been abstaining from ciggys, booze and really fun carnival rides, and you comforted each other in the face of this monumental chapter in your lives. And of course, you’ve checked off all the prenatal care with the aid of your trusted obstetrician.
Look at you now! After months of anticipation, you’re moments away from becoming a mother (or father)! The sound in the room swells and swells and climaxes with a scream! And now, the baby cries! You both strain to see your new baby. But you catch the looks on the delivery team’s faces. Something’s wrong.
Your child has harlequin-type ichthyosis. (No link, google it when you’re at home alone and you haven’t just eaten)
Shouldn’t this have been seen on the ultrasound, or through amniocentesis? But you had both procedures done, with the aid of your trusted obstetrician, and s/he never reported anything. Did s/he just read it wrong?
What if you found out that your trusted obstetrician knew about it the whole time?
Would you be angry? Would you like to sue your trusted obstetrician’s trusted knickers off? Any sane person would.
Unfortunately, Oklahoma is not known for its sanity.
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[…]
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.
Just a reminder that pro-lifers looooooooove life and are morally superior to everyone. Thanks, guys! Who needs trust in a doctor? Who needs to know if I’m going to have a sick baby?