The sponsor of the state’s mandatory ultrasound bill appears worried women will cry “rape” when seeking abortions.
Not content to let Ohio be the only state where a fetus gets to “testify,” Idaho is also undergoing prenatal theatrics in the legislature.
The senate voted for the flawed, forced ultrasound bill, 23 to 12.
Gee, where have we heard that before?
It’s a strange sensation to start something as a joke, expecting that only your friends on Facebook will see it, and then all of a sudden to see it all over the internet. That’s what happened with my decision to report on my menstrual cycle to all of the Virginia legislators (not just the Republicans, contrary to popular news sources) who voted “yes” on HB462, the “mandatory ultrasound” bill.
With lawmakers dropping their sponsorship and others afraid of the word “ultrasound,” it’s no wonder the legislature has decided to hold off on the debate.
Despite a lack of resolving the issue of offering free ultrasounds that don’t comply with the law, an Idaho senate committee is sending the bill for a full vote.
Same old bill, but a very different type of sponsor.
The proposed ultrasound bill will give a list of crisis pregnancy centers that provide free ultrasounds. But the ultrasounds won’t meet the legal requirements needed to obtain an abortion.
Pro-choice groups took to the capital to protest a proposal to force all women to undergo ultrasounds before an abortion.