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  •  "I'm going to read you some legal information, (3+ / 0-)
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    please make sure to ask me to repeat myself, as sometimes I mumble."

    Garble the medically inaccurate parts.

    "I have some pamphlets that legally I must provide you, but I seem to be out at the moment.  It's a terrible oversight, and I apologize, but I will give you this legal raincheck, and if you come back tomorrow I'll be sure to have more pamphlets."

    If doctors really object to being told by legislators how to do their jobs, it seems there are workarounds.  

    It bothers me that we haven't heard more vocal doctor's organizations rising up against this usurpation of their professional expertise.

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    by coquiero on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 04:13:30 PM PDT

    •  I detailed in a comment above (10+ / 0-)

      why physicians [] aren't going to fudge compliance, i.e, commit a criminal offense.

      If the well-funded and well-organized anti-choice powerhouses here in Texas haven't already begun sending pregnant operatives into clinics to conduct sting operations against doctors, they will. That would be an extremely cost-effective way to close clinics, and that's what this law is really meant to do.  

      So even as awful as all of this is, a physician would have to be incredibly foolhardy to skip any of it.

      The penalty is criminal prosecution, huge fines, and loss of license. The law doesn't say that a doctor "may" lose his/her license, but "shall." No wiggle room, no slap on the wrist and no "don't do that again," but unequivocal professional death.

      Keeping in mind that any one of the 10, 15, 20 patients you did sonograms for every day could be working for Operation Rescue, would you risk it?

      "Texas is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman's uterus." -- Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

      by moiv on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 06:04:45 PM PDT

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