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As we know, Republicans are traditionally in favor of smaller government. Currently, though, they are in favor of government that is very small when it comes to things like taxing rich people and very big when it comes to mandating its own scientific principles and overruling your doctor concerning your personal medical treatment.
So not small government, really. Just horribly deformed government.
In Utah, they’re about to enact a law that will require your doctor to lie to you and then perform an unnecessary and dangerous procedure on you for no reason. Oh, but only if “you” are a woman. Guys, you can more or less just relax, unless you’re trans of course.
In accordance with this new law, doctors must anesthetize any woman seeking an abortion at 20 weeks or later, telling her that “substantial medical evidence from studies concludes that an unborn child who is at least 20 weeks gestational age may be capable of experiencing pain during an abortion procedure.”
As I’ve mentioned before on this channel, there is zero scientific evidence to support that statement. At best, some research suggests that maybe fetuses can detect pain just prior to birth, but that’s it. Most, if not all, doctors who perform these procedures know that, and so they will have to knowingly lie or else lose their license.
And then, they’ll have to anesthetize the patient for absolutely no reason. Death and other complications from general anesthesia are rare, but they’re greater than zero. About 8 people die for every million that are put under. Imagine that every time you go to the doctor for a relatively minor procedure, you have to push a button that gives you a 1 in a 125,000 chance of dying. There’s no reason for the button. It’s just there to dissuade people from going to the doctor too often. Would you be okay with that?
Luckily for most of us, Utah’s deformed slime monster of a government doesn’t want to control whether we have tumors or kidney stones or appendixes removed, so they haven’t made up any pseudoscientific fantasies about those things, so the random death button is just a hypothetical. But it’s a real situation that thousands of women in Utah will now face every year, becoming more statistics to add to the pile we already have proving that when you block safe and legal access to abortion, you don’t save babies — you kill women.