Faced with a steady stream of horror stories about the impact of abortion bans on patients suffering failed pregnancies, anti-abortion advocates have retreated into a paranoid conspiracy theory that doctors are trying to "create viral stories making abortion bans look culpable." pic.twitter.com/RapvDOqRVg— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) July 26, 2022
If you control the definitions, you control the conversation. Except you can't slice the baloney so thinly it only has one side, especially with a legal scalpel. "Abortion" is not defined in law as "elective surgery to terminate a pregnancy." Because lawmakers fear the tricksy womenses who will fool the doctor into performing elective surgery as a medical procedure.
They caught the car and now women will suffer. pic.twitter.com/9OoVeTDk1M— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 26, 2022
It's just crackpottery from the other direction. How many ob/gyn's want to roll the dice that everytime they treat an ectopic pregnancy they'll get a jury that will nullify the law? If that isn't a "let's you and him fight" solution, I don't know what is.
At Public Notice, I wrote about how, if you're on a jury, you can nullify forced birth laws. https://t.co/jIDdZCLZa7— Noah Berlatsky (@nberlat) July 27, 2022