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Knowing medical risks would limit women’s rights, says abortion clinic director

by | Dec 23, 2020

By Sarah Terzo

A reporter describes a proposed law for informed consent before abortions:

“The law requires doctors to tell the patient just how far along they are and the medical risks of an abortion or of going through with the pregnancy. The patient must then give voluntary, written consent to the abortion before the doctor can perform it.”

Presidential Women’s Center, an abortion clinic, sued to block the law. Clinic director Mona Reis said:

“It is politically motivated. Everything is covered in the consent form. There is no need to make it a law. You have to question what the true purpose of this bill is…. This bill would just be another way to control or limit women’s rights.”

[Hansen Sinclair, “Doctors must tell women about risks of abortion procedure” Westside Gazette (FL) April 13, 2006.]

Limiting women’s rights by making sure they consent to the procedure and informing them of the medical risks for both options?  Aren’t these things routinely done in any other hospital or facility before surgery?

The court found the bill constitutional, the abortion clinic lost its lawsuit, and the law went into effect.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.

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