(I added the boldface.)
A day after a judge struck down an Oklahoma law requiring women seeking an abortion to see an ultrasound of the fetus and listen to a description of its attributes, the state said it would appeal the ruling, and Republican lawmakers vowed to pass the law again in a different form.
While advocates of abortion rights celebrated the victory in court, they acknowledged the fight against one of the most sweeping anti-abortion laws in the country was likely to continue for months in the Legislature and before the State Supreme Court.
In recent years, several states have passed laws requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before an abortion and at least three — Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi — require doctors to offer the woman the chance to see the image.
But Oklahoma’s Legislature went further. The law would have required the doctor or technician to set up the ultrasound monitor where the woman could see it and then talk her through the procedure, describing the heart, limbs and internal organs.
The woman would be allowed to “avert her eyes,” the law said.
Nice that you don't have to watch your own rape by medical instrument on TV.
In early stages of pregnancy, when the fetus is tiny, the law would have required the ultrasound to be done vaginally to get a clear image, providers said. No exceptions were made for rape and incest victims.
“Before that mother goes through the procedure, we believe it is positive public policy to give her as much information as possible about that baby,” the bill’s sponsor, Senator Todd Lamb, a Republican from Edmond, said. “She might just change her mind and, who knows, that baby could be a future Nobel Prize winner.”
Because, you know, Senator Todd Lamb is going to be right there by the little mother's side, helping her raise, care for and educate that zygote all the way to that Nobel Prize.
Vote to pass a bill that requires health benefit plans to fully cover any health care services deemed medically necessary by a health care professional to treat a health condition, injury or disease.
Vote to pass a bill that increases the maximum potential income of Oklahoma student's parents from $50,000 to $75,000 per year when qualifying for Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program financial aid.
Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $881.49 million to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and authorizes the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to expend $94.94 million from various funds.
Vote to pass a bill that includes in the definition of a homicide, the death of an unborn child or fetus, and specifies that it does not include abortions, or any other standard medical procedure; and that the woman cannot be prosecuted, except under certain circumstances. The bill also requires that an ultrasound be offered to a woman before an abortion is available and that 24 hours prior to an abortion a woman 20 or more week pregnant must be given information concerning pain. The bill requires written consent of a parent to be obtained before a minor can have an abortion.
UPPITY WOMAN DATE: How did I miss this?
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday upheld part of a South Dakota law that requires women to be told abortion ends a human life, but not that they have an existing relationship with the fetus or that the procedure increases the likelihood of suicide.
The decision by Judge Karen Schreier came in a lawsuit that Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota had filed in response to a 2005 informed consent law requiring that several disclosures be made to women seeking abortions.
Judge Schreier sided with the state in ruling that doctors must make the disclosure “that the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.”
But the judge said that although doctors must make the human being disclosure, they must use the term in a biological sense and not an ideological one.
... Leslee Unruh, founder of the Alpha Center pregnancy counseling center in Sioux Falls, one of the intervening parties in the lawsuit, said the human being ruling was significant.
“This is the unraveling of Roe,” Ms. Unruh said, referring to the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
She called the ruling “a huge, fatal blow.”
Ms. Unruh said she would appeal the suicide and relationship disclosure decisions.
Existing relationship? A physical connection perhaps. The way one is connected to one's appendix, say. But you don't hang with your appendix, go out for a martini with it, catch a movie or cry on its shoulder.
As for suicide, well, it only goes to show what liars these fetophiles be. If it were true, literally hundreds of thousands of women would be killing themselves every year. If these people cared about women's lives, tehy would let them live them as the women see fit.