I don't understand what Jesus Christ has to do with this post and I'm sure you've already googled "ectopic pregnancy"? But I'll take the bait...I watched Nancy Pelosi (more than once)argue her case on the floor regarding this and similar bills. The lies and fear mongering spewing from her mouth made me so angry that I contacted her office. I'm sure she doesn't care what a woman in MT thinks but I felt a little better. She expects us to believe a doctor in a clinic or the ER would watch a woman die 'on the floor' if this bill passed? Give me a break!
"Ectopic pregnancy is not normal and does not represent a developing baby. This condition can be life threatening and must be corrected." (from eMedicine)
As it stands right now, a pregnant woman with a life-threatening condition cannot be turned away by a hospital, even if her condition requires a doctor to abort her child. A federal law, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), requires hospitals that receive federal funds (almost all of them do) to provide you with emergency treatment or transfer you to a hospital that can. Pitts' provision would trump that law, allowing a doctor to not only deny an abortion to a dying pregnant woman but to also refuse to transfer that woman to a place where she might be able to receive an abortion. In fact, the hospital would not be required to do anything at all.