When she lays out my options, there really is just one option: the standard of reproductive care. But I have two reasons to say no: I am a Catholic and I am a statistician.

But you don’t have to be Catholic and concerned for the life of the baby alongside the mother to be a little suspicious that the standard of care isn’t always ordered to all patients’ good. When I pushed back against my doctor’s recommendation, I did so in purely secular terms. I knew what she hadn’t bothered to mention yet ….

Leah Libresco Sargeant, Standard Procedures.

Read the whole blog, and don’t miss the policy implications.