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Pregnant with no OB-GYNs around: In Idaho, maternity care became a casualty of its abortion ban

Who could have foreseen this? /s/

"After an Idaho hospital closed its obstetrics department, pregnant women in the county have been left without nearby care. Their OB-GYNs fled the state."

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by Anonymousreply 36December 3, 2023 3:17 AM

Idahoans are supposed to be ruggedly independent homesteaders. If they can live off the grid and hunt and kill animals for food, surely they can birth their own babies!

by Anonymousreply 1December 2, 2023 7:35 PM

Ma says if you's puts a knife under the bed it cuts the pain in two.

by Anonymousreply 2December 2, 2023 8:20 PM

Squat in the field, plop it out and get back to work.

by Anonymousreply 3December 2, 2023 8:25 PM

They deserve it.

by Anonymousreply 4December 2, 2023 8:56 PM

Wondering if this will have any impact?

by Anonymousreply 5December 2, 2023 9:14 PM

Of course. They will double down on the policies that ran these necessary medical providers off. It's what MAGAts do.

by Anonymousreply 6December 2, 2023 9:18 PM

Some of them can go cross the state line into Washington for care.

by Anonymousreply 7December 2, 2023 9:24 PM

Call the Midwife!

by Anonymousreply 8December 2, 2023 9:28 PM

Right, R7. The wealthy ones.

by Anonymousreply 9December 2, 2023 9:29 PM

R9 Wealth helps people get around abortion bans and laws. Wealthy Texans have been going to New Mexico for abortions quite a bit.

by Anonymousreply 10December 2, 2023 9:40 PM

Isn't that how it always is, R10? But they love acting pious and telling the poors what they can and can't do with their bodies. The poor ladies, at least.

by Anonymousreply 11December 2, 2023 9:43 PM

Oh ffs, you don't need to be "wealthy" to drive from Texas to New Mexico. If you think you're too poor now, wait 'til you have a baby.

Planned Parenthood would probably even help coordinate the travel. Where there's a will, there's a way.

by Anonymousreply 12December 2, 2023 9:54 PM

r12 is none too bright.

by Anonymousreply 13December 2, 2023 9:56 PM

In Texas? Isn’t there a law that says ANYONE can sue a person for helping a pregnant woman cross the border to get an abortion?

by Anonymousreply 14December 2, 2023 9:56 PM

R12 did you read the article?

by Anonymousreply 15December 2, 2023 10:08 PM

This could be the “oh shit!” moment for all the ex-Californians who relocated to Idaho and can’t afford to move back to a blue state because of the property value differential.

by Anonymousreply 16December 2, 2023 10:50 PM

Oh well. That's what happens when you vote for republiqans. DUH!

by Anonymousreply 17December 2, 2023 10:59 PM

[quote]This could be the “oh shit!” moment for all the ex-Californians who relocated to Idaho and can’t afford to move back to a blue state because of the property value differential.

"Tough titty" said the kitty as she lapped up all the milk.

by Anonymousreply 18December 2, 2023 11:03 PM

[quote]Some of them can go cross the state line into Washington for care

So women in Idaho have to cross a state line to get routine, prenatal care because all the OB/GYNs have fled? Makes total sense. Will they be commuting in a caravan of covered wagons?

by Anonymousreply 19December 2, 2023 11:26 PM

Westward the women, r19.

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by Anonymousreply 20December 2, 2023 11:37 PM

This is happening everywhere. Reddit pregnancy groups are filled with Moms who have to travel 4 hours for routine pregnancy appointments and women who are sent home to painfully bleed out their miscarriages because no doctors will do a life saving D&C for them because they fear jail time. Women are going septic and losing their ability to bear children. I wonder how many have died already?

by Anonymousreply 21December 2, 2023 11:41 PM

Women are being shit on, gay men should sympathize as your lifestyle may be next. Have a heart.

by Anonymousreply 22December 2, 2023 11:42 PM

r21 the law makes exceptions for medical necessity. Who's going to sue them? How can it be proven it wasn't necessary?

by Anonymousreply 23December 2, 2023 11:46 PM

The state will sue them, r23. How many doctors are willing to take a chance on going to jail for the rest of their lives because they can't prove to a jury full of patriarchy pushers that the abortion they performed was medically necessary?

by Anonymousreply 24December 2, 2023 11:57 PM

R24 is right. Look at that doctor who provided an abortion for the raped 10-year-old. The state went after her

by Anonymousreply 25December 3, 2023 12:01 AM

What cave has r23 been living in?

by Anonymousreply 26December 3, 2023 12:02 AM

R24 is correct. Proving medical necessity in every case varies due to the level of risk to the mother; from obvious risk to low or undetermined risk, so what percentage of danger allows a doctor to terminate a pregnancy? Who decides it? It’s no wonder doctors would rather relocate to a different state than risk expensive, time-consuming litigation or, in some of the crazier states, incarceration.

by Anonymousreply 27December 3, 2023 12:05 AM

I don't know nuthin' about birthin no babies!!

by Anonymousreply 28December 3, 2023 12:12 AM

For those who mentioned Texas above, I'm pretty sure Resident Asshole Abbott has been proposing Draconian measures like putting up a "Wall" with New Mexico, for the exact purpose of preventing the travel of Texans to the latter state. Apparently Abort thinks he is able to supercede little things like "The Constitution" and the free and safe travel of U.S. citizens within the Country itself.

Fucking Nut-job.

by Anonymousreply 29December 3, 2023 12:21 AM

R23 is a sheltered individual.

by Anonymousreply 30December 3, 2023 12:26 AM

Much ado about nothing

by Anonymousreply 31December 3, 2023 12:28 AM

Women in Texas, Arizona, and Louisiana are going to Mexico.

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by Anonymousreply 32December 3, 2023 2:26 AM

South of the border...

by Anonymousreply 33December 3, 2023 2:41 AM

G lives in Idaho now poor dear.

by Anonymousreply 34December 3, 2023 3:01 AM

First women, then gays.

by Anonymousreply 35December 3, 2023 3:09 AM

[quote]Proving medical necessity in every case varies due to the level of risk to the mother; from obvious risk to low or undetermined risk, so what percentage of danger allows a doctor to terminate a pregnancy? Who decides it? It’s no wonder doctors would rather relocate to a different state than risk expensive, time-consuming litigation or, in some of the crazier states, incarceration.

Not to mention that the doctors are also likely to be exposed to substantially higher risk of a malpractice lawsuit from a nutbag woman who decides she didn't need it. This likely sent malpractice insurance skyrocketing. Also, would the insurance even cover it if a criminal case is brought? Both civil and criminal juries would be filled with anti-abortion nutbags looking to punish the doctor since many of them don't even believe in the mother's life exceptions in the first place.

Not worth it.

by Anonymousreply 36December 3, 2023 3:17 AM
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