You think 435 fairly well to-do, mostly white men, should make that decision?

Anthony Weiner advocating that the decision for what women should be able to do with their bodies should be a decision made between a woman and her doctor, not determined by a committee of congressmen. Video here. (via soupsoup)

This is highly, highly important to the future practice of medicine. As congress wants to control healthcare costs, they’re going to want to legislate the practice of medicine. It’s starting with abortion of course, but what happens when those 435 men think that it’s a good idea to legislate how we as doctors treat diabetes or lung cancer or herpes?