Sunday, March 18, 2012
Slate: Arizona Senate Approves Bill Allowing Anti-Abortion Doctors to Mislead Patients, by J. Bryan Lowder:
As Jezebel reported yesterday, a committee of Arizona lawmakers has approved a bill that would prevent doctors from being sued for malpractice in cases of “wrongful birth” or “wrongful life.” The former situation most often occurs when a child is born with severe disabilities that, if the parents had been made properly aware, may have led them to consider terminating the pregnancy. “Wrongful life” suits, on the other hand, generally involve children born of failed vasectomies and other sterilization surgeries. . . .