HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Michigan women, look what...

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:05 AM

Michigan women, look what GOP men have planned for you. Pic of ultrasound. [View all]

Don't know who is holding the transvaginal ultrasound instrument. He looks pretty serious about it. Just goes to show you the lack of respect these men have for women's rights.



Michigan Republicans Introduce Bill Mandating Transvaginal Ultrasound Before An Abortion

Michigan Republicans have introduced a bill requiring all women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, a move that rekindles last year’s firestorm when other GOP-led states were considering similar measures.

The legislation introduced Tuesday in the state House ensures the “performance of a diagnostic ultrasound examination of the fetus at least two hours before an abortion is performed” and requires her to sign a consent form prior to the abortion. The bill was introduced by state Rep. Joel Johnson (R) and cosponsored by 22 fellow lawmakers.

Johnson was not available for comment Wednesday, but his legislative aide, Ben Frederick, confirmed to TPM that, while the legislation does not specifically mention transvaginal ultrasounds, the bill aims to require women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound prior to receiving an abortion. Katie Carey, a spokeswoman for Michigan’s House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel, categorically said the bill would mandate transvaginal ultrasounds for women before an abortion.


An aide for Johnson confirmed it, said they already had such a bill. He said they were just refining it.

“We’ve had an ultrasound viewing option since 2006, signed into law by Gov. Granholm with support from both parties. The ultrasounds already happen as a matter of routine and diagnostic necessity. And this would simply add additional options for the patients — they could view or decline to view the images.”


93 replies, 6058 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 93 replies Author Time Post
Reply Michigan women, look what GOP men have planned for you. Pic of ultrasound. [View all]
madfloridian Feb 2013 OP
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #1
madfloridian Feb 2013 #3
wandy Feb 2013 #24
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #2
Scootaloo Feb 2013 #14
Piltdown13 Feb 2013 #23
shraby Feb 2013 #4
madfloridian Feb 2013 #13
lonestarnot Feb 2013 #5
SmileyRose Feb 2013 #8
lonestarnot Feb 2013 #10
longship Feb 2013 #6
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #7
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #9
prairierose Feb 2013 #18
kenny blankenship Feb 2013 #26
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #30
prairierose Feb 2013 #38
madfloridian Feb 2013 #48
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #51
liberal_at_heart Feb 2013 #11
madfloridian Feb 2013 #12
liberal_at_heart Feb 2013 #15
Justitia Feb 2013 #54
madfloridian Feb 2013 #71
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #82
gollygee Feb 2013 #77
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #81
apocalypsehow Feb 2013 #16
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #17
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #22
madfloridian Feb 2013 #27
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #32
lunatica Feb 2013 #67
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #86
trumad Feb 2013 #64
gollygee Feb 2013 #84
DisgustipatedinCA Feb 2013 #85
madfloridian Feb 2013 #19
RedCappedBandit Feb 2013 #21
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #29
madfloridian Feb 2013 #31
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #34
madfloridian Feb 2013 #49
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #50
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #46
RedCappedBandit Feb 2013 #20
kenny blankenship Feb 2013 #25
pansypoo53219 Feb 2013 #28
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #33
bemildred Feb 2013 #35
Lex Feb 2013 #36
MineralMan Feb 2013 #37
madfloridian Feb 2013 #47
Bryn Feb 2013 #61
RobinA Feb 2013 #39
Brickbat Feb 2013 #40
Initech Feb 2013 #41
Bake Feb 2013 #42
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #43
polly7 Feb 2013 #44
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #62
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #45
gordianot Feb 2013 #52
louslobbs Feb 2013 #53
madfloridian Feb 2013 #55
louslobbs Feb 2013 #70
Th1onein Feb 2013 #56
madfloridian Feb 2013 #57
Th1onein Feb 2013 #58
madfloridian Feb 2013 #69
Th1onein Feb 2013 #73
madfloridian Feb 2013 #83
Th1onein Feb 2013 #89
madfloridian Feb 2013 #90
Th1onein Feb 2013 #91
madfloridian Feb 2013 #92
Th1onein Feb 2013 #93
lunatica Feb 2013 #68
Th1onein Feb 2013 #74
lunatica Feb 2013 #75
Th1onein Feb 2013 #88
ananda Feb 2013 #87
Matariki Feb 2013 #59
Bryn Feb 2013 #60
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #63
datasuspect Feb 2013 #65
Berlum Feb 2013 #66
emsimon33 Feb 2013 #72
bunnies Feb 2013 #76
BlueJazz Feb 2013 #78
bif Feb 2013 #79
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #80