In Virginia, state senator Ryan McDougle has been attacked for sponsoring a bill that would make transvaginal ultrasounds mandatory for women about to have an abortion. Abortion rights activists quickly spammed McDougle’s Facebook page this week with intimate information about their gynecological health.
Wrote one, “Quick question for you – is it normal for my period to sync up with other female-bodied people? After doing the Vagina Monologues with 12 others, I got my period sooner!” Another confessed, “Gosh, ladybits are just so weird and confusing – but I don’t have to worry about stuff like that now that you’re looking out for me!”
Of course, what these women ignore is that the organization most famous for performing abortions, Planned Parenthood, admits they do ultrasounds before an abortion: “That’s just the medical standard,” said Adrienne Schreiber, an official at Planned Parenthood’s Washington, D.C., regional office. “To confirm the gestational age of the pregnancy, before any procedure is done, you do an ultrasound.”
Even by the standards of the left, to do an ultrasound prior to an abortion would be logical, since it helps determine the location of the fetus. If the abortionist does not know the location of the unborn child, he/she might actually harm the loving mother.
This is not about transvaginal ultrasounds. This is about the militant determination by pro-choice advocates to stomp on any attempt to inform mothers about the status and nature of their fetuses prior to abortion.