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  •  of course, AZ is one, also. (5+ / 0-)

    Physician's assistants used to do the procedure or give a pill. Now MDs must.  
    And the legislature has banned abortions after 18 weeks, defining gestational age as beginning at the start of the last menses.  It's called, get this, The Woman's Health and Safety Act.

    And last, in the grab bag of evil practices, a doctor doesn't have to tell you if you have a defective fetus, if they think you'll terminate the pregnancy.

    Right now, I have a friend with a fetus who has severe Turner's Syndrome.  My friend is on the state health insurance, and they won't terminate.  They are waiting for the fetus to die in utero, at which time they will do a D&C.

    I really hate it here.

    Research Shows Poverty Creates the Biggest Achievement Gap.

    by Desert Rose on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 05:46:36 AM PST

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    •  absolutely horrifying story (5+ / 0-)

      but not surprising when lawmakers are willing to force a woman to risk sepsis and carry a moribund fetus to term.  Could she get to another state or does AZ MCD not pay for out of state services for its recipients (varies from state to state: during Lawton Chiles' tenure, FL was actually rather generous while NY only paid $1/day to docs for hospital care)

    •  From one who has Turners' Syndrome (3+ / 0-)
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      I think that 98% of Turners babies self-abort, so if they are sure it will, it's cruel to make her wait for it to die.  Turners' is a very frustrating disease to deal with even with a "lighter" case of it.  There are learning disabilities and the parents will have to deal constantly with an education system that doesn't want to deal with them to get the child the services they need even in the best of situations.   The child deals with social problems as well as learning problems.  A lot of Turners patients are unemployed or very underemployed because of the way they work and deal with situations, even though they have college degrees.  Then there is the need for good health care  and monitoring for the rest of the person's life, which is difficult if you are stuck in lower level jobs with no health care benefits.

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