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August 20, 2012 2:26 AM Subscribe
Can the Government Require Doctors to Provide Misleading Information to Patients Seeking Abortions?
posted by three blind mice (52 comments total)
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A Federal Appeals Court Says No, but Means Yes.
"Last month, in Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota v. Rounds
(pdf) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld a provision of a South Dakota law that requires physicians, as part of obtaining a woman’s informed consent to an abortion, to inform her that one of the “known medical risks of the procedure and statistically significant risk factors” is an “increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide.” The court sustained the provision even while acknowledging that the medical literature shows only a correlation, not a causal relation, between abortion and suicide—a correlation that very likely results entirely from the underlying factors that lead women to seek an abortion in the first place. There is, in other words, no real evidence that abortion causes suicide."