Under the so-called “wrongful life” provisions of SB 1878, a medical professional who intentionally fails to perform available tests, even when requested, or who intentionally fails to accurately report to the parents of a fetus the results of a such a test, would be totally immune from legal consequences.
Thousands of Oklahomans avail themselves of scientific tests to determine prior to birth if they will deliver a healthy baby. A medical professional, or even a laboratory employee, with impunity, could make the choice to force an innocent family into a life of heartache and financial ruin by intentionally causing the birth of a child with profound, even terminal birth defects. That choice should belong to the family.
PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATOR AND ASK HIM/HER TO VOTE NO ON SB 1878!