March 3, 2014 9:05 pm -

Trying to find any way they can to hurt abortion providers, a Republican Iowa bill would allow women to sue doctors for up to 10 years after an abortion if they have “regret.”

The bill, introduced by state Rep. Greg Heartsill—a Republican who is also a man—would license “pain and suffering” malpractice lawsuits for abortions even if the patient had signed an informed consent form. The woman filing the lawsuit would not need to have experienced medical issues stemming from the abortion. She would need only to decide after the fact that she’d made the wrong choice, and her provider would have to answer for a perfectly performed surgery—to the tune of steep fines and possible jail time.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.