McKillip defended his “fetal pain” bill,
The law bans most abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which supporters contend a fetus can feel pain, which many doctors dispute.
Ruth Cline, an obstetrician and gynecologist, asked McKillip what she should do when a woman comes to the hospital 22 weeks pregnant and her water is broken.
“You deliver the baby in the way that’s most likely to save both lives
Delivering a baby in that scenario means using a fetal monitor to check its condition, which requires a cesarean section, Cline said. The baby would be almost certain to die, and in addition to the mother’s pain and suffering
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