Ohio state legislators inserted language in an abortion bill that states that physicians should try to re-implant embryos in the case of ectopic pregnancy…or face murder charges.
Here’s why that’s the stupidest s**t ever. Can we leave the doctoring to doctors please?
I don’t know what I’m laughing about, but guys, it’s your boy Dr. Zubin Damania. It’s the ZDoggMD Show. Okay, check it out. Ohio has a bill about abortion, okay? No surprise, but in that bill is a line that says, if doctors, and I’m paraphrasing, if doctors don’t want to be convicted of murder, if a woman has an ectopic pregnancy, they will attempt to re-implant the fertilized embryo in the uterus.
Sounds feasible, doesn’t it? It’s not. It’s total horseshit, and this is what happens when lawyers and politicians write laws about medicine. I’m so fucking tired of it, you guys. We are doctors because we know that you don’t re-implant an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is what happens when a fertilized embryo implants somewhere other than where it’s supposed to which is the uterus. Often it’s in the fallopian tube. It can be in the cervix, it can be in other parts of the abdomen. It is one of the top causes of death in early pregnancy of the mom, because that can grow, it can erode blood supply and cause fatal bleeding, terrible things.
So, the cure for a ectopic pregnancy is removing this abnormally implanted embryo. It cannot be re-implanted anywhere. That’s just not something that happens. So, you may say, ’cause it says in the law, re-implant where applicable. So that’s lawyers’ way of saying, well, if you can, you know, whatever. Okay, why is that still a terrible idea to put something that idiotic in a law? First of all, it’s unscientific. Second of all, imagine you’re a woman like many, what’s it say, 3-5% of pregnancies are ectopic or something like that, I’ll have to confirm that later and then deny it. Imagine you’ve suffered through an ectopic pregnancy and now you see this law which you think is based on science and it says, oh, re-implant it in the uterus where applicable. You are now somebody who didn’t save an embryo that could have been re-implanted. You’ve lost a, you’ve gone from a medical condition that could have killed you to, I just electively aborted my child.
That is insane, you guys. Imagine what that could do to people, and it’s wrong. It’s just not scientifically correct. Now, imagine you’re somebody who’s having an ectopic pregnancy. What happens if you now hear about this law and you go, wait no, they can just re-implant it and I can save my pregnancy? You might delay coming to see the doctor. You might have unrealistic expectations. You might have emotional trauma when they tell you no, the lawyers are stupid, which you should have known anyways ’cause they’re lawyers. So guys, here’s the call to action. Don’t let non-medical non-scientists write our laws, and if they do, boot them out of office. That’s all. I have nothing else to say, right? All right.