I saw this in my Twitter feed:
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) February 7, 2023
That seems like something bullshit, so I read the article.
In August, Amanda’s water broke when she was 18 weeks pregnant, long before a fetus can survive outside the uterus. But doctors didn’t intervene in her miscarriage because the treatment is an abortion, which the state had outlawed. They sent her home to watch for signs of infection, including sepsis. Three days later her fever spiked to 103 degrees and the hospital decided she was now sick enough to be induced (which is considered an abortion when done before viability). But hours after the procedure, and even with antibiotics, her infection got worse. She developed symptoms of sepsis and was moved to the ICU, and her family members were preparing to say their goodbyes. Zurawski survived, but the infection scarred her uterus, and it’s not clear if she will be able to conceive again.
Even the ACLU of Texas acknowledges that:
Texas bans abortions at all stages of pregnancy, unless you have a life-threatening medical emergency.
I’m not a medical doctor, but it seems like a miscarriage that would lead to a life threatening infection is exactly the type of medical emergency that is exempted by the Texas law.
Malicious Compliance is defined as:
Malicious compliance is the behavior of strictly following the orders of a superior despite knowing that compliance with the orders will have an unintended or negative result.
So, I have to ask…
Did these doctors deliberately give this woman bad medical care to maliciously comply with the state’s abortion law for the purposes of creating a martyr for their cause?
Pre-COVID that might seem utterly insane.
After COVID, with just how political and partisan and distrustful the medical establishment has proven to be, I don’t know.
Would doctors harm patients for political credit?
Some are mutilating children’s bodies in the advancement of the Transgender movement.
So who the fuck knows.
But it doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibilities.