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in the State legislature for only a few weeks, gained National notoriety after trying to pass SB289, which would have repealed a woman’s legal right to remain in the hospital for 48 hours after a normal live birth, 96 hours if the birth was cesarean or presented a complication. The bill would have also repealed a State law requiring physicians to notify a woman in writing that her mammogram showed dense tissue that may mask breast cancer.