There are many things that make me proud of my home state. For one, Iowa was the third U.S. state to legalize equal marriage. Every state has their political morons, however, and I think we can count Rep. Greg Heartsill among them. This bozo has proposed a bill that would allow women to sue their doctor for ‘abortion regret.’
What the actual fuck?
This is the most insane thing I’ve heard since the concept of ‘legitimate rape.’ If I go to a doctor because I want fake boobs and then decide 10 years late that I regret my fake boobs, I don’t get to sue my doctor.
The craziest thing about the whole abortion debate is that people seem to think it’s black and white. If you are pro-life, then you want all babies to be born regardless of complications. If you are pro-choice, you should always abort all the fetuses because being pregnant is such an inconvenience. Those pro-choice people are no better than murders!
The point of being pro-choice, though, is having the choice. Women deserve the freedom to make their own decisions about their own bodies. With great power, however, comes great responsibility. A women gets to make her decision and she then has to face the consequences. You don’t get to sue someone for doing exactly what you wanted them to do because you now regret that you had them do it.
Yet, I am now curious. Are there laws like this for other conditions? Is there such thing as a law that allows a person so sue if they regret a procedure they agreed to? Obviously you can sue if the doctor does something wrong, but if everything goes exactly like planned, can they still sue? If laws like this exist, what is the logic behind them?
Do you think a person should be able to sue if they regret a having a medical procedure performed on them?