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illegal to tell a woman if she has an ectopic pregnancy ... The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
18th Aug

I read an article of dubious credibility that said that it was illegal for women in Kansas (and I believe Mississippi) to be informed by their doctor if they had an ectopic pregnancy. Is this true? All information I've found so far is extremist from one side or the other. So I was wondering is this true? And if so what's the point of forcing a woman to continue a pregnancy that will certainly never be viable and have a high possibility of causing infertility or even death in the woman?

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36457 posts
status 18th Aug

Pro life values on women..... :roll: I know in some states it is legal to not tell women of certain things while pregnant about their body.

ღCece[8 more weeks!]ღ Due June 21; 1 child; Lawrenceville, GA, United States 11848 posts
18th Aug

oh wow...wtf that's so dangerous

laurenmik 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 7213 posts
18th Aug

Dear god I hope that's not true. I would have been dead at 17.

Amber ♡ Due August 13 (boy); 1 child; Kansas 17703 posts
status 18th Aug

I sure hope that isn't true. I live in Kansas and god forbid anything like that ever happen to me....

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
18th Aug

That can't be true.... That's life threatening.... Surely the doctor has an obligation to protect the life of their patient..... Right? :/

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; GoShox!, KS, United States 9245 posts
status 18th Aug
Quoting TG3:" I read an article of dubious credibility that said that it was illegal for women in Kansas (and I believe ... [snip!] ... a pregnancy that will certainly never be viable and have a high possibility of causing infertility or even death in the woman?"


I can assure you that isn't true.



One of my closest friends had an ectopic last year. She found out around 8 or 9 weeks.




eta: We're in kansas.

ღCece[8 more weeks!]ღ Due June 21; 1 child; Lawrenceville, GA, United States 11848 posts
18th Aug
Quoting A is Me:" That can't be true.... That's life threatening.... Surely the doctor has an obligation to protect the life of their patient..... Right? :/"

you would think :? that's scary

Amelia [27 wks] Due July 20 (boy); 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 14387 posts
18th Aug

Do you have a link? I can't find anything on it at all.

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; Arkansas 4239 posts
18th Aug

there is no way that is true. it can be life threatening and something has to be done. No credible doctor would just let a woman continue this nonviable pregnancy until her tube bursts...

Amelia [27 wks] Due July 20 (boy); 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 14387 posts
18th Aug

From what I have gathered it is not illegal. There has been some legislation passed that protects doctors from malpractice suits if they do not inform patients of non viable pregnancies, including ectopic. But that is still highly unethical and any doctor who failed to inform his patient of a known ectopic pregnancy would lose his or her license.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
18th Aug
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" Do you have a link? I can't find anything on it at all."


http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/23/state-by-state-proof-of-the-gop-war-on-women-and-why-their-bills-should-be-defeated/



hence why I said dubious credibility ... unfortunately everything else I've found is basically the same.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; GoShox!, KS, United States 9245 posts
status 18th Aug
Quoting TG3:" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/23/state-by-state-proof-of-the-gop-war-on-women-and-why-their-bills-should-be-defeated/ ... [snip!] ... hence why I said dubious credibility ... unfortunately everything else I've found is basically the same."


Interesting. Especially because the abortion re-opened recently. It was closed for a few years following Dr. Tiller's murder.

Amelia [27 wks] Due July 20 (boy); 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 14387 posts
18th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/23/state-by-state-proof-of-the-gop-war-on-women-and-why-their-bills-should-be-defeated/ ... [snip!] ... hence why I said dubious credibility ... unfortunately everything else I've found is basically the same."</blockquote>



Yeah it's basically what I said in my pp. It's not illegal to inform her of an ectopic, but they are protected from malpractice suits if they choose not to. It does not protect them from losing their license however.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
18th Aug
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/23/state-b ... [snip!] ... they are protected from malpractice suits if they choose not to. It does not protect them from losing their license however."


This.



My understanding has been that there have been laws to protect Dr's against suits if they choose not to tell mothers things that may cause them to seek an abortion. So a Dr is allowed to NOT tell you that your child will be born with some disorder and not even survive if they feel you might choose to abort. It isn't illegal for them to tell you, but they are allowed to decide you don't get to know.



It's utter BS. Hard for me to even believe people would agree with that.