Amendment 6 Does Not Intrude into Women’s Health Decisions

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Amendment 6 Does Not Intrude into Women’s Health Decisions By Angela D. Flippin-Trainer, M.D., Board Certified OB/GYN Diplomate

Re: Bradenton Herald, Oct. 13 letter, “Florida’s Amendment 6 intrudes into women’s health decisions”

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Amendment 6 Does Not Intrude into Women’s Health Decisions
 
By   Angela D. Flippin-Trainer, M.D., Board Certified OB/GYN Diplomate
 
  Re: Bradenton Herald, Oct. 13 letter, “Florida’s Amendment 6 intrudes into women’s health decisions”

As   an obstetrician, I am disheartened to read the letter to the editor that   states “a pregnant woman diagnosed with cancer or a severe fetal anomaly   could be forced to carry the pregnancy to term, wait until the pregnancy   becomes life-threatening, or try to pay for needed care out of pocket — even   if she has insurance.” Thanks to advances in medicine and care practices for   patients, pregnant women have positive options that are the standard of care.   The letter distorts the public understanding of Amendment 6 and attempts to   scare women into thinking the government is trying to intrude on medical   decision making.  Read more…


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