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View Diary: GA Legislator Wants to Create The Uterus Police to Investigate Miscarriages (162 comments)

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  •  This is an affront to women. (7+ / 0-)

    It doesn't matter if a woman miscarries or has an abortion. This bill makes the most intimate part of a woman's life a public spectacle.

    "(a)  A report of spontaneous fetal death for each spontaneous fetal death which occurs in this state shall be filed with the local registrar of the county in which the delivery occurred within 72 hours after such delivery in accordance with this Code section unless the place of fetal death is unknown, in which case a fetal death certificate shall be filed in the county in which the dead fetus was found within 72 hours after such occurrence. All induced terminations of pregnancy shall be reported in the manner prescribed in Code Section 31-10-19.  Preparation and filing of reports of spontaneous fetal death shall be as follows:

     (1)  When a dead fetus is delivered in an institution, the person in charge of the institution or that person's designated representative shall prepare and file the report;
    (2)  When a dead fetus is delivered outside an institution, the physician in attendance a or immediately after delivery shall prepare and file the report;
    (3)  When a spontaneous fetal death required to be reported by this Code section occurs without medical attendance at or immediately after the delivery or when inquiry is required by Article 2 of Chapter 16 of Title 45, the 'Georgia Death Investigation Act,' the proper investigating official shall investigate the cause of fetal death and shall prepare and file the report within 30 days; and
    (4)  When a spontaneous fetal death occurs in a moving conveyance and the fetus is first removed from the conveyance in this state or when a dead fetus is found in this state and the place of fetal death is unknown, the fetal death shall be reported in this state.  The place where the fetus was first removed from the conveyance or the dead fetus was found shall be considered the place of fetal death."

    The whole bill is a piece of work.  

    "All we are saying is give peace a chance" - John Lennon -7.50, -8.51

    by Rogneid on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 05:14:28 PM PST

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