Two-Faced Republicans: Here's the simple lie spelled out in 2 recently passed bills. jsonline:
|Former Weather Guy Jim Ott|
now practicing physician.
FACE 1: GOP Rep. Jim Ott's bill would limit 'informed consent' rule for Wisconsin doctors: Doctors wouldn't have to give patients as much information about alternative treatments under a Republican-sponsored bill in the Legislature. Ott says expanded consent will increase medical costs. The standard now is what a reasonable patient would want to know. Ott (bill) changes the standard to what a reasonable physician would tell a patient.
|Mary wants to see inside your vagina.|
FACE 2: "The ultrasound is the gold standard of medical decision-making," Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) said during her testimony Wednesday before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. "The intent of the legislation is to strengthen the informed-consent law."