An Idaho state crisis pregnancy center has invited the lawmakers to witness ultrasounds being performed on women, one from each trimester, to let the fetus speak for itself. Of course, it doesn't matter that more than 90% of abortions are in the first trimester, and most of those are in the first 8 weeks. It makes for a much better show when you throw in the more mature fetuses, don't you think?
Which leads to the most obvious question -- when they perform a first trimester ultrasound, how far along will the woman be? A vast number of abortions would be done at a point in which an abdominal ultrasound would not provide the detail or the heart beat sounds required by law. But what are the odds that the House is going to be shown exactly what goes on during a trans-vaginal ultrasound, especially since that won't provide the instantly recognizable features everyone has grown to expect from the proliferation of 20 week anatomy scan ultrasounds all over the internet?This is twisted on so many levels, I do not have printable words. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Women can be trusted to make their own decisions about their bodies and health, with the help of their doctors, their families, and their own consciences. Legislators, you are not medical doctors so STAY OUT of our medical business! It might also be good to keep in mind, Women Vote.
Thanks, Juanita Jean, for the graphic!
May good sense prevail. Pass this at your peril, lawmakers. Sounds like the women in Idaho are watching you!