- DEMI LYNCH -
According to a new bill in Ohio, doctors could potentially face imprisonment for "abortion murder" if they do not "re-implant ectopic pregnancies into women's uteruses."
Ectopic pregnancies occur outside the uterus usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
A fallopian tube is not large enough to handle the growth of a fertilised egg.
Therefore, if a fertilised egg grows in the fallopian tube it can then rupture the tube and cause heavy internal bleeding and even cause death for the pregnant woman.
Vice-president of practice activities at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Dr Chris Zahn, said re-implantation is "physiologically impossible."
"It is not possible to move an ectopic pregnancy from a fallopian tube, or anywhere else it might have implanted, to the uterus," Dr Zahn said, "Women with ectopic pregnancies are at risk for catastrophic haemorrhage and death in the setting of an ectopic pregnancy, and treating the ectopic pregnancy can certainly save a mom’s life."
And not only does the House Bill 413 want doctors to perform a non existent life threatening procedure but once passed by the state of Ohio foetuses will legally be recognised as unborn children.
This is not the first time Ohio has tried to dictate control over women's bodies.
Earlier this year the state government passed the six week abortion ban, also known as the "heartbeat bill," which was luckily blocked months later.
It is still unknown what will happen to the House Bill 413 as the public's reaction has been overwhelmingly negative.
Women of Ohio we are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Announcer & Producer of 'The Nasty Woman Club Podcast'
Co-Producer & Co-Announcer of Radio 4EB program 'Fair Comment'