Huff Post: GOP rep. introduces pro-life bill to let women die

From HuffPost Hill:

Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Pitts has introduced a bill that would amend health care reform to allow doctors at anti-abortion hospitals to let an ailing pregnant woman die rather than admit her and perform a life-saving abortion. Evan McMorris-Santoro with background: “Currently, all hospitals in America that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding are bound by a 1986 law known as EMTALA to provide emergency care to all comers, regardless of their ability to pay or other factors…In the case of an anti-abortion hospital with a patient requiring an emergency abortion, ETMALA would require that hospital to perform it or transfer the patient to someone who can…Pitts’ new bill would free hospitals from any abortion requirement under EMTALA, meaning that medical providers who aren’t willing to terminate pregnancies wouldn’t have to — nor would they have to facilitate a transfer.”


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