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“Right to Professional Medical Judgment Act,” Crafted by Doctor, Introduced in Alabama

A bill to guarantee patients a right to get honest medical information and judgment from their doctors is being sponsored by Alabama Senator Linda Coleman. It was introduced only yesterday but has already been used as an amendement to an extreme anti-choice bill in Wisconsin.  

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Arizona Senate Passes Bill To Allow Doctors Lie To Women Without Consequence If It Prevents Abortion

Much like a similar law passed in Oklahoma, the Arizona version would completely destroy any faith in the doctor-patient relationship.

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A Doctor Testifies: Wisconsin SB 306 Will Endanger My Patients

Wisconsin SB 306 will greatly impede the continuity of care and put up obstacles between a woman and her primary care physician. It is an unacceptable intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship because, among other things, it requires abortion providers to give patients inaccurate post-procedure instructions.

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California’s Prop 4 Jeopardizes the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Dr. Eleanor Drey, an OBGYN from California, says that Proposition 4 would place the duties of police and detectives in the hands of doctors, jeopardizing the crucial doctor-patient relationship.

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On Privacy

The Supreme Court first established this right to privacy more than a century ago, and most Americans take it for granted every time they visit a doctor. Yet today I find myself having to defend this right on behalf of my patients.

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Eighth Circuit Rules South Dakota Abortion Law Is Likely Constitutional

The Eighth Circuit has lifted a preliminary injunction against a South Dakota law that requires doctors to inform patients seeking abortion care that that abortion would “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.”

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