Mar 22

Texas Senate Passes Bill Allowing Doctors To Withhold Information From Pregnant Women:

In a mind-bogglingly dangerous move, conservatives in the Texas Senate have passed a bill that some say would make it legal for doctors to lie to pregnant women about discoveries made during prenatal testing.

Texas Senate Bill 25 makes it illegal to sue a doctor for what’s known as a “wrongful birth”. Though rare, doctors have been sued in the past for not informing women about fetal defects that are found during ultrasound and other prenatal testing, the argument being that the women would have chosen to terminate the pregnancy if they had been properly informed. The bill was passed by the senate yesterday with a 21-9 vote would relieve medical professionals of legal liability in such cases.

H/t reader kevin a.

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