What’s Good For The Goose…

Ken AshfordHealth Care, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

This is pretty badass and hilarious.

The Virginia legislature is trying to pass a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound for having an abortion. According to CBS:

The legislation would require all women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image taken to determine the gestational age of the fetus. It says each patient must be given the opportunity to see the image or hear the fetal heartbeat, but not required to do so.

After the ultrasound, women who live less than 100 miles from the medical facility would have to wait at least 24 hours before having the abortion except in the event of a medical emergency. Women who live more than 100 miles away would have to wait only two hours.

This is a tactic of legislators who are against womens' choice.  They believe that if a woman sees an ultrasound of their fetus, they won't have an abortion.  So, they are requiring ultrasounds, whether the woman needs it or not.

Senator Janet Howell didn't think this was fair.

So, she proposed an amendment that would require men to to undergo a digital rectal exam and cardiac stress test before being treated for erectile dysfunction.