Arizona State Senate Passes ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ Pregnancy Lawon October 24, 2012 at 8:22 am
The Arizona Senate has passed bill 1359, otherwise known as the ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ pregnancy law. If passed by the Arizona House and signed by Governor Brewer, the statute will require doctors and other medical professionals to refrain from telling an expectant mother she is pregnant. The bill also protects the medical team from being sued due to adherence to this law.
A. A PERSON IS NOT LIABLE IN ANY CIVIL ACTIONS BASED ON A CLAIM OF MEDICAL INCOPMPETENCY DUE TO AN ACT BY THE DEFENDANT NOT INFORMING A WOMAN SHE IS PREGNANT.
B. WHILE CARING FOR A PREGNANT INDIVIDUAL THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL WILL ADHERE TO THE GUIDELINES PRESENTED BY THE CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE SERVICES CORPORATION.
C. THE SALE OF SCIENCE-BASED HOME PREGNANCY TESTS ARE FORBIDDEN IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA.
D. THE ONLY HOME PREGNANCY TESTS ALLOWED WITHIN STATE BORDERS WILL READ ’NOT PREGNANT ‘ OR ‘NOT PREGNANT, BUT GO TO YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT NOW!’
E. THE MANUFACTURER OF THE STATE APPROVED HOME PREGNANCY TESTS – THE CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE SERVICES CORPORATION – IS SHIELDED FROM ANY LEGAL ACTIONS DUE TO THEIR PRODUCTS FUNCTIONING. - bill 1359
The bill sponspor, Joshua Abraham, stated that this bill will ensure that the rights of the unborn are protected from the evils of secular abortionists. The reasoning goes that if women do not know that they are pregnant, then there is no way that the baby will be killed.
Mr Abraham is also CEO of the Christian Health Care Services Corporation, the organization that has prepared a booklet of ‘Christ centered’ rules and regulations that health care workers are to follow when the bill passes into law. The rules are designed to safely shepherd a soon to be mother through the entire process without informing her of her actual condition. Mr Abraham explained the guidelines.
When a pregnant woman enters her doctor’s office for the first time she will be informed that she has Pseudocyesis (hysterical pregnancy). Pseudocyesis is a a serious psychological condition that mirrors the actual gestation of a child. The only way to treat such mental illness is to behave as if one is with child. That means she needs to follow all the normal procedures a real mother would do such as going to ultrasound appointments, eating well and so on. Of course, at the end of the process a real baby is delivered. The doctor simply has to say “Oooopsie!” and walk away with no fear of legal action by the family involved. God is happy; Mom is happy with a brand new baby; the State of Arizona is happy — it’s win-win-win.
The bill passed the Senate with a 28-1 vote. The only politician who was against the measure, Andrew Khannard, stated that bill did not completely protect the rights of the unborn. ”We have the technology to monitor what every expectant mother is doing with her body 24-7,” he stated. ”We need to ensure that every Christian baby is brought to term, and this bill does not do that.”
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