Okay…. so who’s in the mood to get pissed off? Read on!
RICHMOND, Va. — A bill requiring a woman to get an ultrasound before having an abortion is poised to pass Virginia’s legislature this week, placing it on track to be signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell.
In its current form, Virginia’s bill requires that the ultrasound find and monitor the fetal heartbeat and provide an image of the shape of the fetus. As in other states with ultrasound laws, this will often require a probe to be inserted into the vagina.
“This is a forced bodily intrusion, and it could be going against a doctor’s better judgment,” said Tarina Keene, executive director of Naral Pro-Choice Virginia. “If a woman says she doesn’t want to have an ultrasound, she shouldn’t have to have one.”
Delegate Bob Marshall, a Republican who plans to vote for the bill, contends that the argument does not ring true because the abortion itself is far more invasive. “The intrusion is already taking place,” he said. — NYTimes
Got that? Insofar as the patient has already determined she wants the pregnancy aborted, subjecting her to another intrusive procedure is okay, too. In fact, why not stuff a probe inside her and make a documentary? Or a cartoon? YouTube at 11:00.
Keep in mind, these are the same “conservatives” whose concern for individual rights at the hands of an activist government turns them against national medical insurance. Not to mention regulating possession of automatic weapons. How about forcing kids to pray in schools? Etc.
This is the sort of thinking behind the Occupy Vagina movement. I thought I made that up, but it turns out to be genuine!