• Abortion rights activists in Ohio earlier this year. (Getty)
"This is currently scientifically-impossible. This is life-threatening. This is stupid."
By
SBS staff writers

2 Dec 2019 - 1:21 PM  UPDATED 2 Dec 2019 - 2:23 PM

In a move that is terrifying doctors and citizens alike, an abortion bill being introduced in Ohio requires doctors to "reimplant an ectopic pregnancy" into a woman's uterus or face a charge of "abortion murder".

A number of people affected by ectopic pregnancies are taking to social media to highlight the fact that not only is doing such a medical procedure impossible, ectopic pregnancies aren't like actual pregnancies.

Some highlighted how a ruptured ectopic pregnancy could lead to death.

While others spoke of the pain: 

A number of doctors in the state have criticised the bill, which is being sponsored by two Republicans.

Obstetrician and gynecologist Dr David Hackney said the ectopic pregnancy reimplantation requirement was "impossible". 

"We'll all be going to jail," he said.