'We Have No Choice': One Woman's Ordeal with Texas' New Sonogram Law

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
'We Have No Choice': One Woman's Ordeal with Texas' New Sonogram Law
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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 8:04pm

This has me so incredibly angry right now.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007

There is very little care in Ohio for the disabled.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2005
You are deciding what you believe is right for the family an child. We could go rounds wit personal stories, yet I know none who wish their children hadn't been here.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
No, I'm not deciding what I believe is right for a family...that would be you. I am advocating for families to make that decision for themselves, without any interference from a bunch of busybodies who are bound and determined to make a horrific decision-making process completely intolerable.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2011

I believe we should advocate the child in this case. I also don't believe the government should mandate what private companies have to provide people. This makes the left hypocrites...Don't mess with the private unless it is what I believe in.

What child? She terminated a foetus with severe abnormalities at around 20 weeks. This woman didn't wish to terminate, she did so out of mercy. No greater advocate existed than she...

Again, your words leave me wondering how those who are horrified at the thought of government in health care suddenly want it determining the termination or continuance of pregnancy.

Lets be clear on government mandates... government does in fact regulate insurance in every state. As a former insurance person, I could go through a long list of government involvement and the need for it, but... let's just recognise it exists.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-02-2009

"I am advocating for families to make that decision for themselves, without any interference from a bunch of busybodies who are bound and determined to make a horrific decision-making process completely intolerable. "

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
I don't know to what extent your brother is disabled but my husband's brother has been in and out of state homes in Ohio almost his entire life, he is 50-something now. I think he was on a waiting list to get in where he is.... What stinks most IMO is the turnover in care with these assisted living facilities, There seems to be a new staff person there each and every time we visit him and that stinks, Fortunately they do cook for him and he does get transported to a public place where he technically "works". Frankly, I wish there were better arrangements for him but unless we take him in ourselves there is nothing else.

 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
I do believe insurance should be up to individual states to govern, what works where you live might not work where I live..

 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Why wouldn't it work just as well in one state as any other?
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-13-2009
Why should it be up to individual states to govern? We know Ma works quite well and Nv doesn't work well at all. Why should the residents of disfunctional states, (I live in one) be exempt for providing for its residents?
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
This was in today's paper: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/mar/18/some-nevadas-youngest-citizens-hurt-budget-cuts/

Now, imagine what it is like for those parents with severely disabled, medically fragile children, the kind that some people think should be born no matter what and claim that the state helps pay for their care and provides resources for their care. Bull.