When Virginia legislators first began considering a forced trans-vaginal ultrasound bill, progressives wondered: “What kind of world are we living in, when “informed consent” is tantamount to state-sanctioned rape?” Here’s what kind of world: the kind wherein a mandatory ultrasound law scads worse than the proposed Virginia bill has already been in place for five months. In Texas. And right now there may be no feasible legal way to stop it.
Spending scarce time, money, and energy, Andrea Grimes goes on a hunt to find one of those many “alternatives” to Planned Parenthood anti-choicers claim will provide access to reproductive health care. Problem is, in Texas they don’t exist.