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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:02 PM

Wisconsin Republicans: Forcing Women To Undergo Transvaginal Ultrasounds Is Our ‘Priority’


Wisconsin Republicans: Forcing Women To Undergo Transvaginal Ultrasounds Is Our ‘Priority’

At the Wisconsin Right to Life Legislative Conference this week, the state’s top Republican lawmakers assured attendees that they will do everything in their power to enact a forced ultrasound bill, which would mandate an invasive transvaginal probe for some women seeking first-trimester abortions. “This bill is a priority,” Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) said. “It is long overdue.”

At the same conference, the executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life, Barbara Lyons, claimed that the “Woman’s Right to Know her Unborn Child Act” doesn’t actually intend to mandate a transvaginal ultrasound. But, as the Capital Times reports, regardless of the anti-abortion community’s intentions, the fact of the matter is that requiring an ultrasound before an abortion will necessitate that at least some women undergo the invasive, medically unnecessary procedure:

Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, is the former public policy director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. She says requiring an ultrasound to be performed before all abortions would mean an invasive procedure for women who are less than 12 weeks pregnant.

At that stage in a pregnancy, she said, the uterus may be blocked by the pelvis, preventing a traditional ultrasound from picking up the image. Thus, a vaginal ultrasound would need to be performed in order to provide an image for a medical professional to discuss with a woman.

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Full article here: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/02/15/1597701/wisconsin-forced-transvaginal-ultrasound/



We MUST bring an end to this 'War on Women' ASAP!!!

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Tx4obama Feb 2013 OP
PDJane Feb 2013 #1
immoderate Feb 2013 #2
Tagish_Charlie Feb 2013 #7
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #4
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #5
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #6
nobodyspecial Feb 2013 #8
DFW Feb 2013 #9
c_hris Feb 2013 #10
Scuba Feb 2013 #11

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:06 PM

1. My priority would be to block his legislative agenda.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:07 PM

2. A good opportunity to revive the word "perverted."

Which precedes the word "Republican."

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:17 PM

7. Perverted is

 

synonymous with Republican

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:09 PM

3. The republicans sure do like their regulations except when they make sense

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:27 PM

4. The people in Wisconsin's

priority should be to vote as many Repubs as they can out of office. That includes Walker and Paul Ryan.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:36 PM

5. Sounds like Wisconsin Dems...

...should introduce mandatory transanal ultrasounds before men can get viagra perscriptions...just so they'll be informed of any prostrate problems.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:52 PM

6. I vote for mandatory trans-PENILE ultrasounds :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:26 PM

8. So, it's "small government" to mandate woman

get vaginally probed? At what point do voters says wtf?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:11 AM

9. Someone in Wisconsin needs to introduce a "Know Your Unborn Conscience Act"

It will require all state legislators to undergo procedures they wish to require of others before trying to enshrine them as law. Male politicians will just have to be treated as best they can. Come to think of it, I think this should be the case with the death penalty, too. THAT should diminish the number of legislators willing to vote for it in a big hurry.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:36 AM

11. Rape the women, rape the land, rape the pension fund ...

These Republicans here in Wisconsin sure love to rape. Of course, when you control the entire State government, the State becomes "rape-easy".

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021511406

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