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of pharmacy, hospital quality committees, and hospital attorneys to provide more detailed guidance to doctors on how to reach a determination that abortion is necessary. Tragically, this type of guidance appears slow in coming.”
It’d also help if Democrats stopped lying about these laws, although that’s not going to happen. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the other day that the Texas pro-life law will “block medical providers from providing life-saving and healthpreserving care,” a blatant falsehood. The Texas law has a clear life-of-themother exception and explicitly excludes treatment for miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies from its definition of abortion.
At the moment, though, such falsehoods are carrying the day. To find their footing, Republicans will have to be courageous and shrewd, two qualities so far in short supply.
Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.