OB/GYN on Forced Ultrasounds: Fuck That Shit

An anonymous doc calls for his fellow OB/GYNs to engage in some good ole’ fashioned civil disobedience.

From Whatever:

“Fellow physicians, once again we are being used as tools to screw people over. This time, it’s the politicians who want to use us to implement their morally reprehensible legislation. They want to use our ultrasound machines to invade women’s bodies, and they want our hands to be at the controls. Coerced and invaded women, you have a problem with that? Blame us evil doctors. We are such deliciously silent scapegoats.

It is our responsibility, as always, to protect our patients from things that would harm them. Therefore, as physicians, it is our duty to refuse to perform a medical procedure that is not medically indicated. Any medical procedure. Whatever the pseudo-justification.

It’s time for a little old-fashioned civil disobedience.”

Check out the whole piece here.

I hope every OB/GYN across the country reads this piece.

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About Brittany-Ann
Brittany-Ann is a proud, self-identified feminist with fictional tendencies. She currently writes for LouisvilleKY.com and moderates at My Fault I'm Female. She smokes camels, reads Dumas, and navigates a conservative state as "one of them darn liberals."

2 Responses to OB/GYN on Forced Ultrasounds: Fuck That Shit

  1. I’d like to see more physicians getting vocal about this issue. It seems when the womenfolk complain, it doesn’t matter much, but if those who are being mandated to do their jobs in ways they don’t agree with would get together and bitch about it, it might be helpful. BTW, some Arizona Rep. wackjob now thinks that ultrasounds don’t go far enough, and women should be forced to watch an abortion before she has one. I just did a post about it. And this legislator is…wait for it…a woman. Unfrickinbelievable….

    • Brittany-Ann says:

      I’d like to see that as well. I did find another recent post by a doctor calling for the same thing, here. Hopefully more and more pop up.

      I heard about that, somewhere last night. Oh, Arizona, can you please get your legislature in line?

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