Doctors in TX 'sobbing' over this anti-abortion mandate

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Attached to Texas’ abortion ban is a mandate forcing doctors to list several medical complications as “abortion-related complications” if the patient has had an abortion at any point in their life – regardless of whether that’s true or not – potentially falsifying medical records. If doctors refuse to comply in submitting those private medical details to a state-run website, they risk fines, or the loss of their license, reports ‘Abortion, Every Day,’ author Jessica Valenti. “There’s a real sense of fear among doctors in Texas,” says Valenti, who says doctors she spoke to describe “sobbing” while filling out what they believed to be misleading information. The pre-decided list of “complications” was not created by doctors or experts, but by anti-abortion activists who pushed for the legislation. » Subscribe to MSNBC: Follow MSNBC Show Blogs MaddowBlog: ReidOut Blog: MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House, The ReidOut, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and Alex Wagner who brings her breadth of reporting experience to MSNBC primetime. Watch “Alex Wagner Tonight” Tuesday through Friday at 9pm Eastern. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit Subscribe to the MSNBC Daily Newsletter: Find MSNBC on Facebook: Follow MSNBC on Twitter: Follow MSNBC on Instagram: #Texas #Abortion #MSNBC
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