The fetophiles south of the border are getting closer to legalizing rape by ultrasound probe:
A similar bill was proposed in Wyoming but it was defeated in a state House committee before reaching the floor.
"Many times, these are young mothers who are in vulnerable situations. And they are about to make a very grave choice." said Nebraska Sen. Tony Fulton of Lincoln, who introduced the ultrasound bill (LB675) there. "This is about informed consent."
Sixteen states already have laws related to abortion ultrasounds, some requiring they be performed and others requiring a woman be told where she can get a free ultrasound.
But there's a big difference between getting an ultrasound for medical/health reasons and getting one because the forced-pregnancy types want to strap women down and force them to see the images all in the name of "A Woman's Right to Informed Consent" and "A Woman's Right to Optimal Reproductive Health."
The game now is to move away from posters of bloody chopped up babies and invocations of the Holocaust and toward co-opting the women's health message. Part of that is setting up the myth that women are emotionally and psychologically damaged by abortion, as if the anti-choicers' constant accusations of intentional evildoing have nothing to do with making a woman feel guilty.
But I digress.
Ever have one of these ultrasounds? First you have to drink a million glasses of water and hold it all in for hours, even as your bladder feels like it's going to explode. Then you lie down on a table, dying to pee, while a gooped-up probe is inserted and wiggled around while the technician presses down on that bursting bladder.
But that's not enough for these anti-choicers. Oh no. They want to make women look at the monitors, presumably with clips holding their eyes open and vises keeping their heads in place.
Oh, and what about the headphones?
Indiana's proposal requires the mother to listen to the fetal heartbeat.
Oklahoma's law was supposed to go into effect Nov. 1, but a judge put it on hold after the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit saying it intrudes on privacy, endangers health and assaults dignity.
"They really do not even veil their goal, which is to make a woman feel badly and to make her change her mind," said Celine Mizrahi, a lawyer for the New York-based center. "It really is a ridiculous position to put the doctor and patient in."
Most women who have decided to terminate a pregnancy have made the decision after considering facts and options, Mizrahi said. And the medical procedure, she said, is between a doctor and a patient.
Hah. Haven't you heard, women's wombs are the public squares of human organs?
Everybody wants to have a say in what goes in and comes out of that space.
Of course, they haven't introduced any legislation to promote comprehensive sex education, nor backed expanded contraceptive funding for poor women, nor gone to town for expanded child care credits and subsidies to help the women who choose to have children but need to work. Once you get that baby birthed, sister, you're on your own — just as God intended you to be when He punished you with the pregnancy in the first place.