Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tara Culp Ressler: "House Republicans Think They’ve Fixed Their 20-Week Abortion Ban" @ Think Progress

[Excerpt] ... Even in cases when patients fall under the approved exemptions, and are allowed to legally access abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the bill stipulates that the doctors performing the procedure “may do so only in the manner which, in reasonable medical judgment, provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive.” And if the fetus “has the potential to survive outside the womb,” the abortion doctor must call in another physician who’s trained in neonatal resuscitation, who is required to attend the procedure in case the fetus needs to be rushed to the hospital. The individual undergoing the abortion would also be required to sign a consent form acknowledging that their doctors will make an attempt to allow the fetus to be born alive. ... [End of Excerpt]

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