KY to Force Women to Watch Ultrasound Before Terminating a Pregnancy

Oh Kentucky, nobody does it like you:

The [state] Senate passed legislation Monday that would require doctors “to show a woman an ultrasound image of her fetus and explain how it is developing before performing an abortion.” By an overwhelming vote of 32-4, Senate Bill 38 encountered no difficulty passing in the Senate. However, the fight for the bill begins in earnest now that it moves to the Kentucky House, where similar bills have died in committee in the past. We can pray that this bill finds support among legislators in the Kentucky House, and passes into law. As the main sponsor of the bill, Sen. Elizabeth Tori, R-Elizabethtown said, “This bill rights a wrong. An ultrasound is nothing more than an X-ray in motion.”

More than 40% of all women in the US will terminate  pregnancy before the age of 45. That data point is from a pro-life site and I’m guessing is supposed to make you think ‘the horror, the horror!’ when I think: this is a common medical procedure that women have sought out since the beginning of time and the safer it is the better. Clinton still said it best with ‘safe, legal and rare.’

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