23 Feb '12, 11am

More Ultrasound Bills Pop Up As Women Get Treated As "Livestock" | Care2 Causes

More Ultrasound Bills Pop Up As Women Get Treated As "Livestock" | Care2 Causes

The continuing delay of the Virginia vote over a controversial proposal to mandate women must obtain a transvaginal ultrasound prior to having an abortion shows that the backlash of anger over government overreach, especially when it involves a woman’s reproductive rights, is getting stronger. Once considered a sure thing supported by Gov. Bob McDonnell, the Virginia governor has now backtracked , afraid to be associated with such an extremely unpopular bill. The pressure may be mounting in Virginia to do away with the bill, but that hasn’t stopped other states from proposing their own versions, even after the Virginia controversy has been making front page news. Illinois and Pennsylvania have now both proposed mandatory ultrasound bills, reinforcing and even escalating the the aspects of the proposal that has offended so many. Although Virginia’s proposed bill did not req...

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