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  •  Which is fine, when done at the appropriate time (0+ / 0-)

    and for the right reason.

    But -- think back to the mammogram flap.

    If it were determined that the sonogram is of no actual medical value, then it would be nothing more than a needless expense and inconvenience.

    With that knowledge, you might still choose to have one, or you might choose to save the time and money,unless, of course, you were legally obligated to get it anyway.

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    by dinotrac on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 08:42:17 AM PST

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    •  It does have medical value. (1+ / 0-)

      The sonogram is used to date the pregnancy and give the doctor other valuable information about the anatomy.  I agree...it shouldn't be required or done for punative reasons, but there are good medically sound reasons for doing a pre-op (and possibly post-op) sonogram on an abortion patient.  The patient shouldn't be required to look at it though, unless she wants to.

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      by annrose on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 12:50:41 PM PST

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