I was perusing social media when I found a screenshot that hit me hard. It was a text from someone in a VA hospital that calculated and administered chemo to patients. Because of some more draconian abortion laws (never repealed as Roe was in effect, which rendered them moot), some patients won’t be able to get treatment anymore because of the nature of the treatment.
From what it sounds like, if the laws insist that life begins at conception, then women of child-bearing age cannot get the nuclear option for cancer treatment (whether it’s because it might mess with their ability to BECOME pregnant OR if they’re sexually active they may be pregnant and not know it? That’s the part I’m really fuzzy about). At least, that’s what I’m getting from the screenshot post.
I’m going to look into this more and see what’s up. Again, tt’s just a screenshot that someone else found and posted, so I have no other context. But there’s an article I found that hints along similar lines. I’ll put both below. In a nutshell, if you get a cancer diagnosis and are pregnant, odds are some states are not going to let you get cancer treatment (like Michigan’s 1931 “trigger law”).:
Know your rights. Ask questions. We need answers more than ever.