Arizona Senate Passes A Bill That Would Allow Doctors To Lie To Women To Prevent Abortions

The Arizona Senate approved a bill Tuesday to shield doctors from “wrongful birth” lawsuits, which can arise if physicians don’t tell pregnant women of prenatal problems that could lead them to decide to have an abortion. The measure now goes to the House. State Sen. Nancy Barto, who sponsored the bill, said allowing medical malpractice lawsuits endorses the idea that someone is to blame if a child is born with a disability. Opponents say the bill is unnecessary and would infringe on a woman’s reproductive rights.