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Arizona legislature's love for the fetus extends to stopping women from aborting a one with a birth defect, by preventing her from ever finding out about it.  

The Arizona Senate passed a bill this week that gives doctors a free pass to not inform pregnant women of prenatal problems... Republicans are banning lawsuits against doctors who keep information from pregnant women

Balloon Juice headlined the story from Addictinginfo

Only the Senate so far seems to have decided that informing a women with an ectopic pregnancy that she might need an abortion is perhaps medically unnecessary. /snark/I hope this law would not shield an MD who refused to act on a life/fertility threatening ectopic pregnancy.

Republican Nancy Barto of Phoenix sponsored the bill to shield doctors from “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
Arizona Capitol Times

How will obstetricians will react to this meddling? Will the insurance carriers take the legislature's word for their immunity from malpractice claims?

According to the Arizona Capitol Times, nine states have similar laws.

Originally posted to peggy on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 08:49 AM PST.

Also republished by Pro Choice, Baja Arizona Kossacks, and Abortion.

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