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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.”