Florida legislature is shut down until anti-choice politicians agree to take the mandatory ultrasound bill off the table.
Missouri legislators want to help protect women from being “permanently wounded” and personally attack a pro-choice lobbyist in the process of passing anti-choice legislation.
An Oklahoma law to require women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound and listen to the doctor’s description of the ultrasound was struck down as unconstitutional yesterday, but on technical grounds.
South Carolina’s “Woman’s Right to Know” Act assumes that women make the decision to abort without thought and that the state should, therefore, impose a 24-hour period post-ultrasound during which they might reflect.
By requiring that a woman go through an additional medical procedure solely for the purpose of telling her what she already knows – that she’s pregnant – ultrasound bills are wasteful and offensive to medical providers.
In 2008, a few state legislatures took steps to promote reproductive health, by requiring hospitals to provide information on EC to rape survivors and laying the groundwork for expanding Medicaid family planning coverage.