Doctors can be held liable for wrongful death it is found out that they performed an abortion where fetal sex, defect or race was determined to be the reason for the abortion. Experts worry that the spread of Zika this summer in the United States and the new restricted laws on abortion could put pregnant women in an ethical quandary. The mosquito-carrying disease may feel like nothing more than the flu to pregnant moms, but to the baby born with microcephaly, the birth defect can cause smaller heads and cognitive difficulties.
The new law signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence will interfere with the patient-doctor relationship. Setting it up to fail because women will withhold information or lie by forcing women to give birth to baby’s who may be born with Zika for example. Pence says the action of this bill will keep more children alive and more babies being born instead of the women using abortion as an excuse to terminate the pregnancy. Making some instances legal and others not legal is leaving cracks for failures and problems on both sides to occur. If a woman is forced to give birth to a child she doesn’t want to take care of are all of these babies going to be adopted out in the long run? You need to deal with the woman and her emotional, physical and spiritual state of mind before you address the infant not born yet.
Poor women in the mosquito belt are going to have it the worst of all. Pregnant women who decide to abort the fetus because of Zika may decide to abort right away but the test for it isn’t effective until the third trimester. In 43 states late term abortion is illegal. It’s adding pressure to an already pressurized cooker. Many will be forced to drive further to get the healthcare they need. Planned Parenting centers will be needed more than ever. The truth is women of all ages can find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy it doesn’t need to be a matter of any one of the special situations in the new bill.
Zika is being spread by mosquito bites. Zika stays alive in semen for up to two months. It is spread through sex and maybe blood transfusions. The virus can cause a neurological illness in adults called Guillian-Barrre Syndrome. In Brazil 5000 babies with smallish brains and heads are being born at an explosive rate, Latin abortion laws are restricting leaving women to seek out DIY abortions and the abortion pill.
Indiana is the second state after North Dakota to vote disability down as the reason for receiving an abortion. The new law also demands that the aborted fetus remains be interred or cremated and makes the sale of fetus tissue illegal.