Sometimes I can't even believe what comes out of some politicians.
So the Gov of VA waters down the pre-abortion ultrasound bill, but certainly still with many issues.
First he had a bill that a women would have to underdo an invasive ultraound involuntarily before an abortion, regardless if doctor thought it was medically necessary. (is this what they call "small gov't" -- getting into the medical business of women?)
Now,(from the NYTimes) "the House of Delegates passed the bill this afternoon with an amendment aimed at smoothing over the controversy the bill has sparked. Over the last week, women's health advocates nationwide have criticized the bill, particularly in light of a provision that would have required some women to have the ultrasounds via a physically invasive transvaginal probe.
I heard on the news, that the legislature rushed the bill thru, under 30 minutes..
The NYT Times wrote "The amendment that passed today still requires transabdominal ultrasounds, but women will be able to accept or reject "follow-up ultrasounds - including internal ones" that doctors might recommend.
Rape victims etc, are required to get the transabdominal ultrasound too.
Oh, and I understand that there is still a two day waiting period.
There are other points included in the bill.
And, what is beyond terrifying to me, is talk that Gov McDonnell is a possible VIP Candidate.
And, then there is Santorum's making comparison to Obama to Hitler (put those two in the same sentence, no matter inferred or not is disgusting), and some still bringing up Obamas religion, birthplace etc. And, then there are Santorum's views on giving free prenatal care. I'll stop here