28 Feb '12, 11am

Oklahoma Proposes Forcing Women to Listen To Heartbeat Doctors Won't Be Able To Find | Care2 Causes

Oklahoma Proposes Forcing Women to Listen To Heartbeat Doctors Won't Be Able To Find | Care2 Causes

In yet another blatant example of why legislators should not be allowed to mandate medical care, Oklahoma lawmakers are proposing an pre-abortion requirement that women should be forced to listen to the heartbeat of the embryo or fetus prior to an abortion. But, in their desire to not get embroiled in all of that ultrasound anger, they want to take a different approach, and have the woman listen to the heartbeat via doppler . “If a woman is at least eight weeks into her pregnancy, the bill requires abortion providers to use a Doppler fetal heart rate monitor to make the fetal heartbeat of the unborn child audible for the pregnant woman to hear.” It would be a clever work around, if not for one small problem. You can’t hear a heartbeat on a doppler at 8 weeks. In fact, you are lucky if you can hear the heart beat at 10 weeks. General guidelines on seeking the heartbeat with...

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