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This piece is well worth your time.
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM | Permalink
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Wow that's a first! I read it on FB before I read it here! Great article - Too bad the Doctor wants to remain anonymous - I would think he/she could start a revolution.
Chicky (Kathy) |
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 01:37 PM
WOW!! I wonder what would happen if a woman attempted to refuse, was coerced, and then reported the Doctor for rape? Of course, the Doctor's defense would be "I was only following orders."
Robin in NM |
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 02:09 PM
This is very good, but why don't doctors speak publicly? (just asking) I mean, the legislators should hear this right from the doctors' mouths!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 03:08 PM
I can see why a particular doctor might want to remain anonymous, as the really militant pro-life people are scary. However, I would think a medical organization (AMA?) could publish a statement, perhaps guidelines for doctors in these situations.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Sadly, I dont blame the doctor for remaining anonymous. S/he probably doesn't want to have their life, their families lives and their practice destroyed by some of the wackos out there. We all feel sttingly about this, as the doctor does, but not enough to give up our lives for it. And unforgivably that could be the outcome for this doc.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 06:43 PM
GREAT piece! I'll be passing it on!
Another Lori in TX |
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Great article... and I facelifted it to my status update:)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Wow! Scalzi can be rather abrasive at times but hats off to him giving over space for this. I totally get the doctor's desire to remain anonymous, but I wish the medical establishment would speak up against this. Sadly I think they ARE intimidated by the crazy that seems to live at the margins of that side of things.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 09:16 AM
Good and informative. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 04:37 PM
I can just imagine my GYN being told to administer a completely unnecessary ultrasound. My guess is there would be a transpenile ultrasound performed on these yahoos coming up with these laws before they could even drop trou. He don't play with his patients and will be damned if anyone else will. I feel sorry for the women of MS, VA and TX and other places that have suddenly adopted sharia law where their uteri are concerned. They are really no better than the Taliban.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:21 PM
kerry: I hear you (and understand) about one individual being afraid, but I think that's what empowers these loonies. They don't seem to be afraid to push their laws and rules on us. A united front needs to be established to fight these people that want to send us back to the dark ages.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 01:07 PM
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