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---- October 27th, 2014 7:32pm

Have you heard of birth rape? It's the basic idea that the mother's wishes weren't respected during delivery of her child. Read the link and answer this question. Have we gone too far in describing this as rape or is it spot on?

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singkitty In the cloud
10/28/14 5:16 am

I think calling it rape is completely insane. However there are lots of cases where women are induced or c-sectioned purely for the convenience of the doctor. Sure birth plans don't always go as expected but sometimes it's the doctor to blame.

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dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
10/27/14 7:54 pm

I'm just an insensitive male but I call what was described malpractice not rape. To me for this to be rape requires a sexual purpose.

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singkitty In the cloud
10/28/14 5:12 am

I agree. It's disgusting and unjust, but rape is the wrong word.

EarlyBird Portland
10/27/14 5:28 pm

It's hard to take these things seriously. Give me a break, that is not rape!

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JJJSchmidt San Marcos
10/27/14 5:14 pm

I'm with those who would call it malpractice at the worst. "Rape" implies malicious intent.
What's more, from what I read, these women may have a propensity towards being over dramatic and overestimating their own medical expertise.

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JJJSchmidt San Marcos
10/27/14 5:17 pm

News flash: childbirth hurts. And yeah sometimes shit goes wrong, and there ARE bad doctors, but if you scream rape because you were hurting during labor, no one's going to take you seriously.

jonfrei the boonies
10/27/14 4:29 pm

Malpractice is not rape. Reprehensible, arrogant, ugly, & harmful, but not rape...

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DonWichita Kansas
10/27/14 3:58 pm

A little too far. A smart and caring physician would make sure the woman would be aware of the possible entanglements in writing and get the signature for protection.

statgat Hello World
10/27/14 3:26 pm

Not rape, but certainly medical misconduct or malpractice or something like it, especially when it's against the mother's wishes and neither the health of the baby or mother is in danger.

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duey in a fools paradise
10/27/14 2:17 pm

These people are going to ruin OBGYN as a profession. What happens when a baby is born breach or some other complication that requires intervention? Let her die along with the baby I guess.....

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TigerShark47 Missouri
10/27/14 12:56 pm

The experiences that were in the article, I would define as rape or some type of medical misconduct. However, sometimes health care workers have to do things you may not agree with at the time to save your life. I would like to hear from these

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/27/14 12:56 pm

Women's doctors to hear what their side of the story is. I feel like that could clarify a lot of this.

dawl adulting
10/27/14 12:53 pm

I don't know what I would call it, but the experiences I read in that article were definitely a violation.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/27/14 12:33 pm

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/27/14 4:59 pm

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/27/14 7:46 pm

Nema be nice. We know you guys don't agree on the subject but I don't see a need to go looking for a fight.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/27/14 8:17 pm

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singkitty In the cloud
10/28/14 5:18 am

Nemacyst I don't know what your beef is, but from my point of view YOU seem to be the one brining it up. Pot I'd like to introduce you to kettle...

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/28/14 6:39 am

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singkitty In the cloud
10/28/14 10:35 am

That may be true, I haven't seen any of those exchanges, but you are clearly instigating.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/28/14 10:37 am

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