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Quora Query: Do American Physicians Allow their Patients to Die if They Have No Money to Pay for Care?

Gentle Reader – I was asked to answer this on Quora (www.Quora.com) and thought it might prove of interest.  Comments are, as always, requested. AJL =============================================== While there is much wrong with the American Health System, one of the things … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and “Legitimate Rape” – What DOES this Mean?

Representative Todd Akin (Republican, Missouri) asserted on FOX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw6j-weI5FE) that “..women’s bodies have ways…” to prevent pregnancy after rape; to “shut down” pregnancy after rape.  He asserts in the TV interview that   “…What I understand from Doctors…” is that after … Continue reading

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Playing Games with the Health of Women

Let’s play a game. In this game, I have figured out a way to prevent something like 400,000 abortions per year. In this game, you would assume, wouldn’t you, that having worked out a way to eliminate the need for … Continue reading

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Note from Physicians to Mr. Santorum: You are Wrong on Prenatal Tests

Gentle Readers – This note was published in the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News by five Maternal – Fetal Medicine colleagues from Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton (Ohio) as a way to ensure that the mis-statements and outright lies streaming from … Continue reading

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Of Women, Health, and Death: This is Where the Anti-Choice Movement Leaves Us

Years ago, sometime around 1995, I sat with a colleague – now dead – who, over the years, had become a dear friend as well as a co-worker. A man who was raised a Catholic, joined the US Air Force, … Continue reading

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