Virginia Is For Rapists?: Senate Passes 'State Sponsored Rape' Law
Before abortions, women must be vaginally probed to prove pregnancy
Virginia may be for lovers, but it sure as hell ain't for vaginas.
State senate just passed a law that forces women wanting abortions to have an ultrasound. Critics are calling it "state sponsored rape."
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As Slate says, "the great majority of abortions occur during the first 12 weeks, that means most women will be forced to have a transvaginal procedure, in which a probe is inserted into the vagina, and then moved around until an ultrasound image is produced."
Here is a depiction of the procedure:
A provision to the law that stated that doctors can only perform this procedure with the woman's consent failed 64-34 vote, thus commandeering doctors to stick a probe into a woman's vagina for no good reason at all. And yes, the women still have to pay the bill for it.
Why should a procedure like this even exist? To let lawmakers tell it, women need to be reminded that there is a life inside of them before they go choosing to get abortions.
“I think it gives full information,” Virginia governor Bob McDonnell says in a radio interview. “To be able to have that information before making what most people would say is a very important, serious, life-changing decision, I think is appropriate.”