Misinformed Consent

In many states, giving “informed consent” for an abortion means first listening to fear-mongering, inaccurate recitations from often-conflicted medical professionals.  
 
29 states mandate what women must be told before getting an abortion—from reciting inaccurate verbiage about fertility risks and links to breast cancer to telling patients that fetuses feel pain, and that life begins at conception.
 
Providers are left in the crosshairs of laws and medical ethics.
 
“You’re stuck between telling a patient a lie but being compliant with the law, or being truthful but then not being compliant with the law,” said Indiana physician Katie McHugh.
 
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