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Sat Aug 6, 2022, 02:06 PM

A challenge for antiabortion states: Doctors reluctant to work there

In a few years, Olgert Bardhi’s skills will be in high demand. A first-year resident in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, he’ll be a full-fledged physician by 2025 in a nation facing a shortage of primary care doctors.

The trouble for Texas: Because of the state’s strict antiabortion laws, Bardhi’s not sure he will remain there.

Although he doesn’t provide abortion care right now, laws limiting the procedure have created confusion and uncertainty over what treatments are legal for miscarriage and keep him from even advising pregnant patients on the option of abortion, he said. Aiding and abetting an abortion in Texas also exposes doctors to civil lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

“It definitely does bother me,” Bardhi said. “If a patient comes in, and you can’t provide them the care that you are supposed to for their well-being, maybe I shouldn’t practice here. The thought has crossed my mind.”

He is balancing his concern with his sense that he can do more good by staying, including counseling patients on obtaining contraception.

Bardhi’s uncertainty reflects a broader hesitancy among some doctors and medical students who are reconsidering career prospects in red states where laws governing abortion have changed rapidly since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, according to interviews with health-care professionals and reproductive health advocates.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/08/06/abortion-maternity-health-obgyn/?itid=hp-top-table-main

Red states, you have shot yourselves in the lower abdomen. Now deal with the bleeding.

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Jilly_in_VA Aug 6 OP
Karma13612 Aug 6 #1
roamer65 Aug 6 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 6 #3
BlackSkimmer Aug 6 #4
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 6 #5
BlackSkimmer Aug 6 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 6 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 7 #8

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 03:25 PM

1. At the very least,

OB-GYN’s won’t bother to set up practice in Anti-Abortion states. And I wouldn’t blame them one bit.

Why should they put themselves between a rock and a hard place? Go to a state where you can advise, care for and fully practice your care as an OB-GYN.

I can see a day where there won’t be enuf qualified OB-GYN’s in Anti-abortion states to take care of all the women who need an OB for when they WANT to have a baby.

And there was already a shortage years ago. I eventually gave up looking for a GYN for my yearly female exam, and I have it done by my GP who will quite possibly not catch things that a properly trained GYN would notice.

Everyone keeps losing in the long run.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 03:46 PM

2. They should leave.

No sense in being in legal jeopardy when you can move to the Free States of America and avoid it.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 05:23 PM

3. I suspec there will be a trickle-down effect -- lots of professionals leaving slave states.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 05:24 PM

4. "slave states"?

We have slaves here?

Wow.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 05:33 PM

5. Yes. Women who become pregnant immediately become slaves to the state.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 05:35 PM

6. Depending on the state and their means to get the fuck out of said state, one presumes.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 06:00 PM

7. Many girls and women are unable to escape.

How the abortion underground is prepping for a post-Roe v. Wade world

The Future of Abortion in a Post-Roe America

The abortion underground: Groups quietly help women who have to travel to access care
“We're squirting a bottle of water at a building that is on fire. But it is something that people can do ... ," one volunteer said.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sun Aug 7, 2022, 03:29 PM

8. Can't say I blame them

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