Texas Senate Passes Mandatory Ultrasound Bill


Texas senate has finally passed their much debated mandatory ultrasound law, which will also have the added effect of pushing a longer waiting period for many women seeking abortions in the state.

Via Dallas News:

The bill mandates sonograms for women seeking abortions, and makes clear they can view the image and hear the fetal heart beat. If she o not to see the sonogram, a doctor must give her a detailed description of the fetus from what can be seen on a sonogram.

Also, in the vast majority of cases – unless the woman lives 100 miles away from an abortion clinic – she must have the sonogram and hear the description one day and return to have the abortion on the next day.

Republican Governor Rick Perry, an anti-abortion politician, is expected to sign the bill into law.

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  • rweresponsible

    Why not!

  • arekushieru

    Uh, because that implies women are… stupid…?  And that is non-consensual…?  Nice, another anti-choicer willing to regulate a person’s body as long as they have a uterus….

  • kj

    Because it is an unnessasry medical test that costs women money.  It is not needed.  Texas is basically saying “Women are to stupid to know what abortion means, so they have to have an ultrasound so we know they understand that they are pregnant.”  And, of course, they have to pay for it.  Women already know what an abortion means. 

  • forced-birth-rape

    ~ Texas is the Saudi Arabia of America. ~

     

    ~ Oklahoma is the Iran of America. ~

     

    ~ The christian republican men of these states have the same opinions of women and little girls as the fundamentalist muslim men they go on misogyny news-fox news and christian networks to criticize, like the chronic hypocrites they are. ~