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Saturday, August 06, 2022

Christopher Rowland: One large medical recruiting firm said it recently had 20 obstetrician-gynecologists turn down positions in red states because of abortion laws. The reluctance extends beyond those interested in providing abortion care, as laws meant to protect a fetus could open doctors up to new liabilities or limit their ability to practice.



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Tom Florence, president of Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, cited 20 instances since the Supreme Court ruling where prospects specifically refused to relocate to states where reproductive rights are being targeted by lawmakers.

"To talk to approximately 20 candidates that state they would decline to practice in those restrictive states, that is certainly a trend we are seeing," Florence said. "It is certainly going to impact things moving forward."

Three candidates turned down one of the firm's recruiters, who was working to fill a single job in maternal fetal medicine in Texas, he said: "All three expressed fear they could be fined or lose their license for doing their jobs."

Doctors said they are grappling with the fallout from broadly worded legislation written by politicians without detailed medical knowledge. The environment creates a high degree of legal and professional risk for specialists, said David Turok, an associate professor of OB/GYN at the University of Utah who is also a board member of Physicians for Reproductive Health, which supports abortion rights.

"What we have is laws that are not representative of medical practice, that are not framed in ways that we think or speak as medical professionals," Turok said, "and that makes it confusing."

Anti abortion laws are going to negatively impact healthcare services for tens of millions of women living in such states. These laws will lead to more deaths of already born woman while in an attempt to protect the possible life of fertilized ovums - of which
nature herself aborts between 40-60 percent of, prior to delivery.

What could possibly go wrong ... but for everything?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-08-06 07:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

" ... written by politicians without detailed medical knowledge."

Here's your problem, right here.

And why WOULD any doctor want to be subject to that state's medical board?

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-08-06 07:17 PM | Reply

Personally, I think right minded people should be organizing and taking a multi-faceted pressure campaign against the -------- states-boycott businesses, stop vacationing there, college students choosing schools in non--------- states to attend. the feds should be taking strong measures too, like strictly enforcing Title IX for pregnant and teen mothers in school.

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-08-06 07:56 PM | Reply

If kansas is more liberal than your state it's time to leave.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-07 01:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

More of that "Best healthcare in the world" they keep telling us about.

#5 | Posted by morris at 2022-08-07 01:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"They don't wanna work." - Employers

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-08-07 03:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Why to people who live in red states do this to themselves?

#7 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-08-07 06:12 AM | Reply

To own the Proggies.

------ off them 'Demorats' is 'owning the world' to these Lewzerz.

#8 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2022-08-07 11:38 AM | Reply

'cited 20 instances'
I love telling recruiters that I cannot see myself working in these states.
At lease one was a Merrit Hawkins recruiter. Doubt if mine was included as I am in addiction psychiatry. Not having abortion as an option would make practicing quite challenging.

#9 | Posted by mattm at 2022-08-07 11:38 AM | Reply

Remember back when "Big Gubmunt getting between a patient and their Doctor" was shrieked as the worse possible medical outcome in America... by Republicans?

Good times, huh.

#10 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2022-08-07 11:43 AM | Reply

Talking about Death Panals, yep, good times.

#11 | Posted by mattm at 2022-08-07 12:28 PM | Reply

I am in addiction psychiatry. Not having abortion as an option would make practicing quite challenging.
#9 | POSTED BY MATTM o when college football players

Do any states exceptions for the life/health of the mother factor in mental health?

#12 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-08-07 02:57 PM | Reply

No resctrictions in my state. Considering the climate in the states that are banning/restricting abortion I would not want to be in the position of making that determination. What might be clear to one provider is malingering or facitious to another.

#13 | Posted by mattm at 2022-08-07 04:00 PM | Reply

What are magats going to do when no college football recruits what to play in their state?

#14 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-08-08 02:32 AM | Reply

Agree with the sentiment, but they're desperate to get to the top of a writhing heap of scrambling competitors powered by hope and ambition fueled by talent and drugs. Most will play, if given a chance.

But the real talent, the people who make large modern societies actually function, who are capable of enriching lives in so many ways? They will largely steer well clear of yob territory when and as they can.

#15 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2022-08-08 06:46 AM | Reply

Not just doctors, but all kinds of healthcare providers will be thinking long and hard about what working in a state that would throw them in jail for doing their jobs.

#16 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-08-08 06:55 AM | Reply

Then dont practice in the state.

I dont understand what liberals dont get. The state doesnt think like you. MOVE.

Go to your liberal utopia and kill all the kids you want. Some states have decided not to. That's their choice. It's how our republic has been designed.

#17 | Posted by boaz at 2022-08-08 08:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

1 out of 6 never leaves the state they were born in. Many are trapped... this is what a state with low population wants.

#18 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-08-08 09:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sooner or later the rubber will meet the road. This will either matter or it won't.

Healthcare, employers, universities, etc all significant to a State. If this impacts those institutions then those states will certainly feel it.

#19 | Posted by eberly at 2022-08-08 09:49 AM | Reply

Many are trapped

No one is "trapped". You can move wherever you want.

Whether you have the money to do it, that's not my business, it's YOURS.

Most liberals just dont want to leave the niceness of conservative states. They dont want to live in the crapholes they create.

#20 | Posted by boaz at 2022-08-08 11:43 AM | Reply

We have already seen people leaving medicine in record numbers due to burnout during the pandemic. Where I live in WA an aid car can wait three or four hours at an ED before they get their patient in to see a doctor. Thank you red state morons, now medical professionals will be coming to blue states where they are free to practice medicine without the government getting between a patient and their doctor. These anti-abortion stands by the GQP will mean that the red states will continue their slides to the bottom of every category when it comes to quality of life.

#21 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2022-08-08 03:29 PM | Reply


You -------- go to schools and kill little children. You gutless coward.

#22 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-08 07:38 PM | Reply

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