Informed Consent

  • Clip (0:00:45) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 6/20/2016

In this excerpt from TRAPPED, Dr. Willie Parker, longtime physician and abortion provider who refocused his career to offer reproductive health services for women in the South, is required by the state of Mississippi to obtain informed consent after listing potential risks to a young woman seeking an abortion. This is despite the fact that, as he makes clear to the patient, he doesn’t believe these “informed consent medical risks” (such as heavy bleeding and potential hysterectomy) are any more likely than those that could potentially arise with a woman having a baby.

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