Abortion bill suggests doctors reimplant ectopic pregnancies

Ohio

They'd either have to face potential criminal prosecution or attempt a procedure considered medically impossible

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio proposal aimed at outlawing abortions would present some doctors with a difficult choice.

They’d either have to face potential criminal prosecution or attempt a procedure considered medically impossible.

Under the Republican-sponsored bill, a doctor who terminates a pregnancy could face murder charges unless it’s done to save a woman’s life. But the bill also says doctors could be prosecuted if they fail to do whatever they can to save the “unborn child.”

And that would include trying to move a fertilized egg into the uterus if it implanted elsewhere. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that simply cannot be done.

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