I’m really not surprised that the ridiculous ultrasound/abortion bill actually passed in the Republican-controlled House yesterday.

But I am shocked that it received so much support from the Dems.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Shannon Jones, forces doctors to:

(A) Provide the pregnant woman receiving the abortion the opportunity to view the active ultrasound image of the embryo or fetus;

(B) Offer to provide the pregnant woman with a physical picture of the ultrasound image of the embryo or fetus.

According to Jones the new requirements allow women to “make a more informed decision” because “choosing elective surgery of any kind is no small decision.”

Really? That’s your goal with this bill is to help women choosing elective surgery to make a more informed decision?

So maybe we need to expand this bill include all kinds of elective surgery- so that EVERYONE can make a more informed decision…

Maybe we need to force doctors to show women an ultrasound of their breasts before they have them enlarged/reduced?

Or maybe show people an ultrasound of their normal digestive process before they get gastric bypass surgery?

How’s that sound Shannon?

Maybe we can call it the Elective Surgery Informed Decision Act of 2007 and people won’t see this bill for what it really is: another piece of anti-choice legislation intended to undermine Roe V Wade.

I just hope the Senate has more sense than the House so this silly bill never becomes law.

 

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