This bill #HB481 if signed into law will kill women.
Abortion aside, doctors will be afraid to intervene in bleeding situations in early pregnancies.
Malpractice insurance does not cover criminal prosecution, so doctors will err on the side of no intervention in cases of infection and bleeding in early pregnancy.
Women will die. #HB481
Savita Halappanavar was killed by the same legislation that will kill women in Georgia #HB481 https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/did-irish-catholic-law-or-malpractice-kill-savita-halappanavar/ …
When doctors don’t learn to do abortions they don’t learn to do dilation and evacuation procedures for early second trimester complications that require uterine evacuation, including treating fetal demise. Women will get a riskier hysterotomy, many will lose their uterus #HB481
If you are 18 weeks, ruptures membranes and have an infection but there is still fetal cardiac activity the recommended intervention is delivery. If I were in Georgia I would be afraid to do that because of #HB481
What #HB481 means is a person who gets pregnant has lesser value than the pregnancy. That they are a gestational surrogate and if they die (ironically, very bad for a fetus), so what?
I’ve been in the situation where I had to call a state Senator at home to ask his permission for an abortion to save a patient’s life. Not all doctors will have hospital lawyers who care enough to facilitate that and who will look out for them #HB481
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