A woman with a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy sought emergency care at the University of Michigan Hospital after a doctor in her home state worried that the presence of a fetal heartbeat meant treating her might run afoul of new restrictions on abortion.
At one Kansas City, Mo., hospital, administrators temporarily required “pharmacist approval” before dispensing medications used to stop postpartum hemorrhages, because they can also be also used for abortions.
And in Wisconsin, a woman bled for more than 10 days from an incomplete miscarriage after emergency room staff would not remove the fetal tissue amid a confusing legal landscape that has roiled obstetric care.
In the three weeks of turmoil since the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion, many physicians and patients have been navigating a new reality in which the standard of care for incomplete miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies and other common complications is being scrutinized, delayed — even denied — jeopardizing maternal health, according to the accounts of doctors in multiple states where new laws have gone into effect.
In an interview with The Associated Press, a doctor described a patient who was miscarrying in Texas and had developed a uterine infection. She couldn’t get the necessary treatment — an immediate abortion — as long as the fetus displayed signs of life. “The patient developed complications, required surgery, lost multiple liters of blood and had to be put on a breathing machine,” The A.P. reported, all because, as the doctor said, “we were essentially 24 hours behind.”
Idaho’s Republican Party recently changed its platform to call for the criminalization of all abortions without exception.
The Trumpublican Party, has for a long time shown a callousness toward keeping people alive, notably in their refusal to give poor kids and the elderly meals, to provide free vaccines and healthcare to the indigent, insisting on "workfare" rather than welfare, even for sick workers.
The Trumpublican Party has refused to expand Medicaid and Medicare, limiting severely needed healthcare. It HAS voted for limiting environmental protections and for allowing fracking, oil drilling and mining on Federal land and anywhere Big Oil, Big Chemistry and Big Pharma can take advantage of a poor region's population.
The Trumpublican Party supports coal-burning factories, no limits on vehicle exhaust resulting in cancerous air pollution and global warming. Mining, fracking, drilling, and chemical and drug manufacture results in carcinogenic chemicals leeching into drinking water. So why would anyone think the Trumpists care about the welfare and health of Americans? They vote like members of a death squad.
Their latest anti-woman/anti-child salvo is a continuation of their indifference to preserving life.
Woman are now second class citizens much like they were pre-1920.
A majority of the Country is pro-abortion yet a minority is tearing it apart, and taking our Democratic Republic with it.
Why is the Trumpublican Party making girls and women who miscarry suffer? The answer is simple: The cruelty is the point.
Remember in November and vote blue, your life or that of a girl or woman you care about depends on it!