AJC: Doctors are Paralyzed with Confusion, Kemp’s Abortion Ban is “Destabilizing” and “Chaotic”
Since Gov. Brian Kemp’s extreme abortion ban went into effect last month, health care professionals and legal experts have been demanding answers from Kemp on how lifesaving reproductive care could be impacted and whether doctors and women could be thrown in jail for violating his extreme abortion ban.
It’s been three weeks since Kemp’s dangerous law took effect, and the governor has repeatedly refused to provide any answers or specific information — instead telling health care providers that they’re on their own and dismissing their concerns, saying: “medical practices have legal counsel to assist with compliance.”
So far, Kemp has refused to “specifically respond to how medical emergencies would be deciphered” under his extreme ban on abortion. The governor’s deflection affirms concerns raised by health care and legal experts about how his dangerous new law – which experts are calling “destabilizing” and “chaotic” – could cause dangerous delays in important care:
Ruth Claiborne, a recently retired attorney who focused her practice on reproductive care and who personally experienced an ectopic pregnancy, has raised concerns on how the ambiguity in Kemp’s aboriton ban could delay lifesaving treatment due to hospitals’ need confer with lawyers and compliance teams before taking actions to save patients’ lives:
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