The party of fiscal responsibility is hard at work policing uteri in North Dakota:
North Dakota already has spent more than $52,000 defending the 2011 state law, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Records show that Dr. Donna Harrison, the president the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has billed the state more than $49,000 to act as an expert witness.
In his ruling Monday, Corwin was highly critical of Harrison, saying her “opinions lack scientific support , tend to be based on unsubstantiated concerns and are generally at odds with solid medical evidence.”
The AAPLOG is all for trans-vaginal ultrasound, against insurance paying for contraception, and against Plan B. They think abortions cause breast cancer, cerebral palsy and a host of other ills, and they think the jury is out on whether having an IUD or taking the pill is committing abortion. I’d suggest checking their find a physician page to make sure your or your family member’s OB/GYN isn’t a cult member.
By the way, if anyone can track down the full text of Judge Wickham Corwin’s opinion in the East Central Judicial District of North Dakota, can you please send it to me or post in the comments? It sounds like a great read.