Health care choices shouldn't include rejected Saw ideas.
And yet Lola's doctor was actually all about this: if she hurt herself ripping out her IUD and induced a miscarriage, he could treat her for that without risking charges himself.
Here's what Freddie recalled Lola saying the doctor told her: "All right, well I tell you what to do, I'll tell you how to do it, and when you're in the process of miscarriage, you can call me, you can go to the hospital, and then I'll be able to help you without jeopardizing my own position."
Though it kinda seems like advising a patient to induce a medical emergency at home should qualify.
But removing her IUD didn't work. So Lola got desperate and tried something terrifying:
"She purchased a couple of tubes, plastic tubes, and what she was told to do was insert these tubes into the cervix, and blow air into the cervix, and that would cause her to abort. So she filed a sharp point, and had punctured a vein, and got air into her bloodstream."
Today, an estimated 68,000 women worldwide die each year from botched abortions. In 2012, a year after passing a new law that closed 82 abortion clinics, Texas saw pregnancy-related deaths double. Georgia leads the nation in pregnancy-related deaths, and it just happens to be a state where 58 percent of women live without access to abortion clinics. At least 46 new anti-abortion laws have been put in front of various state legislatures this year. You get the implication.
And now, to prevent you from death-spiraling into an inescapable swamp of sadness: Here's a bird that loves knocking over cups.
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