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Response to druidqueen (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 10:00 AM

36. well, according to the article linked

"The antibiotics brought Karen’s fever down. The doctor suggested a drug to accelerate her labor.

“The cramps were labor, and she was going to get into more active labor,” Santorum said. “Karen said, `We’re not inducing labor, that’s an abortion. No way. That isn’t going to happen. I don’t care what happens.’ ”

As her fever subsided, Karen – a former neonatal intensive-care nurse – asked for something to stop the labor. Her doctors refused, Santorum recalled, citing malpractice concerns.

Santorum said her labor proceeded without having to induce an abortion."

I obviously don't know what happened. I would feel uncomfortable even discussing it except for the fact that he wants to inject the state into the doctor/patient relationship, in a huge way.

But if the facts are as stated, I would NOT call this an abortion. If oxytocin was administered, yes, it would have been. I didn't see that in the article but maybe I missed it.

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