Roe vs Wade? - page 3

Texas lawmakers advanced a bill that would make it legal for doctors to lie to women about the health of their pregnancy in order to prevent them from getting abortions. So if your fetus was sick, or... Read More

  1. by   toomuchbaloney
    Misogyny
    Those good ol boys just love the little women so much, they just don't want them worrying their pretty little heads over complicated stuff like health care or other complicated issues.

    Misogynistic men love to minimize the capacity of women to accomplish all manner of things.
  2. by   abbnurse
    Quote from margin261
    You're a man?? I sincerely did not realize that. OMG. Since we agree on most everything, I just assumed you were a woman. I am chastising myself for my unintended misogynistic leanings right now.
    I thought the same thing! I did not realize toomuchbaloney was a man !
  3. by   abbnurse
    Quote from margin261
    Let me start off by saying I don't have children and at 47, don't intend to.

    But this infuriates me. The fact that it's 2017 and we're still litigating Roe v Wade is ridiculous to me. If there were some equivalent restriction regarding men this issue would have been put to rest years ago.

    First, it seems this would run right into the Hippocratic Oath. Next, it gives the doctor permission to lie about the health of the fetus- but not permission to lie about his intention to lie about the fetus.

    If Texas passes that law, they should make every provider who intends to utilize that protection post public notice that they are allowed to be dishonest about the health of your fetus. And if I were interviewing OBs- I would ask them about their feelings re: that law, abortion, etc. Like I said- it doesn't cover them for lying about their intentions.

    And to continue my rant, congress wants to make cuts to medicare/medicaid. And you have Ms Devos who didn't know anything about disabled children's rights to be educated in public schools. As I've heard many people say before, the pro life people only care about a fetus until it's born- then you're own your own.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not pro-abortion. I am pro choice. I am not arrogant enough to think that my choices, my beliefs, should be enforced on anyone. I don't know anyone's situation but my own. Having a child- or ending a pregnancy- is an incredibly personal, important and sometimes difficult decision. And it should be made only by the people it affects the most.
    Like, like, like , like (you get the idea ) !!!
  4. by   MrNurse(x2)
    This seems to be more about tort reform than abortion.
  5. by   Avid reader
    Mr Nurse, valid point, but a deeper explanation is required. If misogyny, control and disrespect are prevailing reasons, should incompetent Drs be allowed such deregulation? Do nurses have such lobbying power to nullify our mistakes? Drs understand their value and protect it accordingly. Nurses snipe and b**CH at each other and appear to be always devaluing their contribution. As women we need that Drs be held accountable as well as insurance companies despite our lack of lobbying agents.
  6. by   herring_RN
    Quote from Avid reader
    Mr Nurse, valid point, but a deeper explanation is required. If misogyny, control and disrespect are prevailing reasons, should incompetent Drs be allowed such deregulation? Do nurses have such lobbying power to nullify our mistakes? Drs understand their value and protect it accordingly. Nurses snipe and b**CH at each other and appear to be always devaluing their contribution. As women we need that Drs be held accountable as well as insurance companies despite our lack of lobbying agents.
    This post confuses me.
  7. by   Avid reader
    Herring, post refers to tort control which generally is enacted to limit damages. Who benefits from limiting damages but Drs and insurers. Trend is towards arbitration which is heavily stacked in favor of the Drs and insurers. Small print during contract also forces rights waiver or steerage to arbitration. It deeply modifies rights and responsibilities or severely restricts damages.
  8. by   elkpark

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