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  •  What other states have passed this? (4+ / 0-)
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    DawnG, dzog, Phoenix Woman, splashy

    Ultrasounds, yes, but not a requirement for transvaginal ultrasounds.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 04:49:01 PM PST

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    •  I would think that these laws ... (2+ / 0-)
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      LSophia, splashy

      ... would face a real enforcement challenge. How many doctors are going to follow through with this, if a woman objects? Are they just going to toss all the doctors in jail? Will police and D.A.s actually comply? At the very least, female voter outrage will surely ensue.

      This law looks to have "repeal" written all over it. You can pass a wingnut law, but making it stick? That's a whole different story.


    •  The practical issue is that (1+ / 0-)
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      At the stage of gestation at which abortion is permitted (generally less than20weeks), a regular ultrasound often not good enough to get a good picture of the pregnancy, as it is too small, and too low, and obscured by the bladder.  The only reliable way to visualize the pregnancy at that early stage is via a transvaginal probe.  And yeah, it feels like letting a stranger stick a dildo up you.  Complete with condom.

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