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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:23 AM


Wisconsin Right to Life prods Republicans to probe (transvaginally)


It looks as if Wisconsin Right to Life is itching to force every Wisconsin woman who seeks an abortion to not only experience a transvaginal probing, but to also be forced to look at the resulting ultrasound.

Not only that, as Patrick Marley put it in his recent M.J.Sentinel article WIRTL is “proposing banning abortions that would cause pain to the fetus, barring abortions that are sought based on the sex of the fetus and prohibiting the ability of state employees to use their state health care plans to access abortions”.

You’ll notice in that article that Wisconsin’s good old beet red conservatives Rep. Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc and Sen. Mary Lazich of New Berlin are eager to do WRTL’s bidding and ignore womens’ rights to privacy and agency. There’s no confirmation of what Governor Walker thinks of it yet, though he’s been anti-contraception and anti-abortion since before the 2010 election.


As for the other angles WIRTL is pursuing, they rest on shaky legal and *medical ground and they would most certainly wind up in court. Right now an Arizona fetal pain ban is in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit where it is expected to be defeated [Slate has a great write-up on that].

More here: http://jezebel.com/5963303/state-legislators-propose-draconian-new-abortion-restrictions-because-apparently-they-want-to-fail-louder

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