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  •  Doctors, evade the truth because, (5+ / 0-)

    they're afraid of getting sued.

    Medicine is still not a perfect science, as far as complications and side affects.

    So drs evade, lie, etc,  because they feel that anything they say can be used against them in court. Especially in front of more than one person (witnesses).

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    by rebel ga on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 11:19:30 AM PST

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    •  and some are encouraged to (3+ / 0-)

      lie by the birthers and their cohorts in red state congresses.  if a woman's pregnancy is life threatening and could cause her to decide to abort the fetus, some states allow the doctor to withhold that info to keep her from making an informed choice.  The doctor may also decide to keep info about fetal mis-developement for the same reasons.  not a good sign for women.

    •  This is silly. If you warn about (1+ / 0-)
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      possible bad outcomes then they can say you were warned. Otherwise in a lawsuit that they didn't inform can be used against them.

      Many places are going to more openness and find it decreases suits.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 12:10:49 PM PST

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