Stutts Blames Media “Firestorm,” Says Cosponsors Knew About “Rose” Connection (They Say Differently)

April 6, 2015

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The newly minted State Senator and OB/GYN who tried to overturn a law related to the death of one of his patients is not giving up the fight, according to close associates.

Sen. Dr. Larry Stutts (R- Sheffied) said recently that he “technically had decided to not move the bill forward” because of the media “firestorm.”

Stutts, who has been seated in the State legislature for only a few weeks, gained National notoriety after trying to pass SB289, which would have repealed a woman’s legal right to remain in the hospital for 48 hours after a normal live birth, 96 hours if the birth was cesarean or presented a complication. The bill would have also repealed a State law requiring physicians to notify a woman in writing that her mammogram showed dense tissue that may mask breast cancer.
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Stutts Becomes Pariah (Opinion)

March 31, 2015

 

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Newly-minted State Senator Dr. Larry Stutts (R-Sheffield) a OB/GYN wants to keep the government out of the exam room, especially when it comes to the field of women’s health; an area in which he would seem to be qualified.

Many would agree with him that most medical decisions should be between a woman and her doctor, without fear of the government meddling. But, we also want to keep our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives out of the morgue.
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Senator/Physician Moves to Repeal Law Inspired by His Patient’s Death

March 29, 2015

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—A newly-elected OB/GYN State Senator has enlisted the support of six Republican Senate colleagues to repeal a law based, in part, on the death of one of his patients.

Senator Dr. Larry Stutts (R-Sheffield) has offered SB289, which would repeal a woman’s legal right to remain in the hospital for 48 hours after a normal live birth and 96 hours if the birth was cesarean or presented complication. His bill would also repeal State law requiring physicians to notify woman in writing that her mammogram showed dense tissue that may mask breast cancer.
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