Bill removes the right to choose life
Ever since I read Tara Menza’s letter to the editor, I can’t get over how bad a bill SB23-190 really is. It is an egregious assault of government overreach sponsored by none other than HD11 Rep. Karen Mccormick.
The bill is titled “Deceptive Trade Practice Pregnancy-related Service.” Immediately, that entire premise is a lie. The bill has nothing to do with deceptive trade practices. If one only reads the five-page bill, it becomes clear the intent of the bill is to bully health care professionals into not providing abortion reversal drugs or even mentioning they exist even though a successful and safe reversal is accomplished 64% of the time, according to a scientific study published in the National Library of Medicine. (https:// pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/30831017/)
On occasion a woman, after receiving the first of a two-dose regimen to terminate her pregnancy, will change her mind. If this bill becomes law, a health care provider who merely informs their patient that she can safely and possibly reverse the first dose, risks losing his/her license. This law effectively removes a woman’s right to choose life once she takes the first dose.
I honestly can’t remember a more heinous example of government interference into the private and personal health care decisions between a woman and her doctor. There is no reason whatsoever that government should threaten a health care professional for providing a patient with all medical alternatives available. This is what a totalitarian dictatorship, not a democracy, looks like.
Is government interference on this absurd level what we want our health care system to become? Not in my America. How despicable do you have to be to insist a woman go through with killing her baby after she has changed her mind?
— David Brown,