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After solving unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and ALL other issues facing their constituents, the Alabama state House has passed HB31 – or the Health Care Rights of Conscience Act.
This bill protects citizens against abortion, sterilization, human cloning, and embryonic stem cell research. Wishing to further protect their women folk, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) assert this legislation allows medical personnel to refuse care during a miscarriage, even in risk of death.
“This means that even if the hospitals know that the on-duty doctor won’t provide appropriate medical care, Alabama law says that in most cases they have no obligation to find someone who will,” the ACLU noted. “In effect, the Alabama legislature is saying to a pregnant woman in distress, ‘Good luck. You are on your own.’”