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  •  AZ Senate just passed something eerily (2+ / 0-)
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    The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would shield doctors and others from so-called “wrongful birth” lawsuits.

    Those are lawsuits that can arise if physicians don’t inform pregnant women of prenatal problems that could lead to the decision to have an abortion.

    The Senate’s 20-9 vote Tuesday sends the bill to the state House.

    The bill’s sponsor is Republican Nancy Barto of Phoenix. She says allowing the medical malpractice lawsuits endorses the idea that if a child is born with a disability, someone is to blame.

    Barto said the bill will still allow “true malpractice suits” to proceed.

    If the bill becomes law, Arizona would join nine states barring both “wrongful life” and “wrongful birth” lawsuits.

    Opponents of the bill say it’s unnecessary and would infringe on reproductive rights.

    "I can't do it by myself. No president can. Remember: Change doesn't happen from the top. It happens because of you." B Obama, 2008

    by nzanne on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 03:44:46 PM PST

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    •  Yea thats the best part (0+ / 0-)

      The Judas Horses that are selling the rest of females out.

      It was a female in the OKLA legislature that sponsored the Vaginal Wand Ultrasound Rape Bill.

      She said it would empower women.


      More like get her male votes from some crazy woman hating bible beaters.

    •  I don't know much about ALEC but (0+ / 0-)

      I find myself wondering if this isn't an ALEC written thing that is getting promoted in other states too...

      Poverty = politics.

      by Renee on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 11:46:55 PM PST

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