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Doesn't this pretty much defeat the stated purpose of a mandatory ultrasound law? (Via Think Progress):

That's Pennsylvania's Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, telling reporters he supports the mandatory ultrasound law, an unnecessary, expensive (and since not medically necessary, probably not covered by insurance) procedure forced on all women seeking an abortion. But he's trying to say he's not a monster, because it's "only" an external ultrasound:
"We made a statement during the campaign and wouldn't change it," Corbett said. "As long as it's not obtrusive, but we're still waiting to see."

When asked about women having to watch the ultrasound, Corbett said, "I don't know how you make anybody watch, OK. Because you just have to close your eyes. But as long as it's on exterior not interior."

Corbett is either ignorant or a liar. Because, yes, "just closing your eyes" absolutely defeats the purpose of this crap bill. The purported purpose of the bill, nauseatingly called the "Women's Right to Know Act" is to "inform" women. Which means it basically forces women to see a fetal heartbeat, to be "informed" that they're pregnant. Because silly little women seeking an abortion might have missed that critical fact.

But "you just have to close your eyes"? Is that like rape victims just need to "lie back and enjoy it"? Sure sounds like it.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 09:37 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos, Sluts, Pro Choice, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Abortion.

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