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  •  Opportunity to get a free ultrasound, eh? (0+ / 0-)

    Not hardly, Heritage Jim.  From what I've read, most of these ALEC-inspired trap laws dump the cost of the required ultrasound right back on the patient, and some--Virginia's, for example--deny insurance coverage for any such fees.  So the ForBirs are making the entire procedure more expensive, thus forcing low-income women to have to raise even more cash themselves, which takes even more time...while shortening the time frame in which they can legally obtain the procedure.  So, little lady, you can come up with $750 in the next 24 weeks?  Okay then, how about $900 in 20 weeks?  Or 16?  Or 6?

    The only flaw in their diabolical logic is the extra income they're giving the abortion providers--not only do the clinics get to charge for an extra, otherwise-unnecessary procedure, but they get paid for an extra office visit as well.  I fully expect the second generation of these laws to specify that the forced ultrasound must be obtained not at the doctor's facility, but at the garage where the patient's vehicle was given its most recent State Inspection.  (Perhaps Governor Kasich plans to do all the Ohio ultrasounds himself, as part of his new duties of personally ruling on each abortion request in his state.)

    It ain't free speech if it takes cash money.

    by Uncle Igor on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 11:38:27 PM PDT

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