I have a surgery scheduled for tomorrow. I also had a positive at home pregnancy test- entirely unwanted- 4 days after a missed period. I scheduled a termination. There will never be a baby. My surgeon is okay with this, there is no medical reason to deny my surgery. The anesthesiologist, however, feels “uncomfortable” and is attempting to refuse to do the procedure. I have spoken to patient relations and a bunch of other people but the surgical team isn’t sure if I will be able to have surgery tomorrow or not due to the anesthesiologist’s “discomfort”. He says he will not feel comfortable administering anesthesia until after the termination. I’ve been waiting for this surgery for YEARS- trying to get access. And for about 7 months getting scheduled. I have taken the time off work and so has my partner who will be helping me recover. There is no legal or medical reason for this. He just feels “uncomfortable” and doesn’t want to do his job due to “ethical concerns”. I am incredibly distressed about this as I thought I WAS THE PATIENT- not the barely formed clump of cells that is currently smaller than a poppy seed. I’m a whole fucking person who is absolutely capable of making her own decisions. Please join me in my anger.
Edit: So many vile comments and DMs. I quite literally didn’t ask for legal advice, or for a debate, for this to get so popular, for trolls to stalk my post history. I asked for support on a sub for women. That’s all I did. That’s it. If that makes you mad, idk what to tell you.
Whether or not it’s a common legality, I’m still having my care compromised out of legal and/or ethical concern for a fetus I don’t want and that sucks. The end.
UPDATE: the nurse just called me and told me I’m scheduled for 9 am and gave me instructions and acted like nothing was out of the ordinary. We ride at dawn, ladies. To all the trolls, fuck you. Me and my clump of cells are getting surgery tomorrow (most likely) and there’s nothing you can do about it. 👊
Bro, I’m not suing anyone stfu ur unoriginal and boring