Ohio abortion bill

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Hopefully this won't pass, but...

A bill to ban abortion introduced in the Ohio state legislature requires doctors to “reimplant an ectopic pregnancy” into a woman’s uterus – a procedure that does not exist in medical science – or face charges of “abortion murder”.
And as if that weren't bad enough:

In addition to ordering doctors to do the impossible or face criminal charges, House Bill 413 bans abortion outright and defines a fertilized egg as an “unborn child”.

It also appears to punish doctors, women and children as young as 13 with “abortion murder” if they “perform or have an abortion”. This crime is punishable by life in prison. Another new crime, “aggravated abortion murder”, is punishable by death, according to the bill.

The bill is sponsored by representatives Candice Keller and Ron Hood, and co-sponsored by 19 members of Ohio’s 99-member House.
WTF Ohio?

 

Ian Jeffrey

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You can download the pdf by going to House Bill 413 | The Ohio Legislature. However, the bill is over 700 pages long, and therefore not easy to get a sense of the details I would be looking for, because the devil (so to speak) is in the details. If anyone wants to peruse it, however, it is there.

But I agree with Rasselas. The Ohio House members have written a bill properly deemed science-fiction. Amazing what one can learn in business school (Hood) or with an Associate's Degree (Keller). :rolleyes:
 
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HCProf

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You can download the pdf by going to House Bill 413 | The Ohio Legislature. However, the bill is over 700 pages long, and therefore not easy to get a sense of the details I would be looking for, because the devil (so to speak) is in the details. If anyone wants to peruse it, however, it is there.

But I agree with Rasselas. The Ohio House members have written a bill properly deemed science-fiction. Amazing what one can learn in business school (Hood) or with an Associate's Degree (Keller). :rolleyes:
Plus medically, it is almost impossible. Usually the woman loses the tube where the ectopic pregnancy occurred. There would be nothing to implant. I can't imagine any surgeon trying this. By the time a ecotopic pregnancy is discovered, most women have other complications involved, like a ruptured tube.

This is just noise to rile up the pro life groups.
 
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Plus medically, it is almost impossible. Usually the woman loses the tube where the ectopic pregnancy occurred. There would be nothing to implant. I can't imagine any surgeon trying this. By the time a ecotopic pregnancy is discovered, most women have other complications involved, like a ruptured tube.

This is just noise to rile up the pro life groups.
I’m not up to speed on my reproductive physiology, but I’d expect that even if the surgeon were to remove the tube and get the fetus out of the tube, the uterine lining would not be ready to accept an implant. So yeah, this bill is asinine.
 

Ian Jeffrey

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Plus medically, it is almost impossible.
Hence the identification of the "procedure" as science-fiction. They are just looking for an excuse to put people in jail. An ectopic pregnancy is non-viable by definition, if I correctly understand the physicians.
 
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