When it comes to getting the government out of our lives, the anti-choice crowd exercises a double standard. Senate Bill 417 introduced by Senator Jean Leising of Indianapolis mandates a woman considering an abortion shall obtain an ultrasound at least 18 hours before the abortion. To top it off, the woman would be responsible for the cost of the ultrasound.
The statute being amended already provided an option for the woman if she wanted to have an ultrasound. Apparently, allowing the woman a choice just doesn’t sit well with the anti-choice crowd. Of course this goes hand in hand with the notion that women aren’t capable of making a decision with their doctors about whether or not to have an abortion in the first place.
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL – SENATE BILL 417
Ultrasound before an abortion. Requires that at least 18 hours before an abortion that a pregnant woman seeking an abortion must obtain fetal ultrasound imaging, hear the auscultation of the fetal heart tone if audible, and view and receive a copy of the fetal ultrasound imaging. Specifies that the pregnant woman is responsible for the cost of the fetal ultrasound imaging.
What will they think of next? Well, here is another bill that has been introduced.
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL – SENATE BILL 192
Adoption of abandoned embryo. Allows an abandoned embryo to be adopted for implantation by another individual under specified circumstances. States that a person who knowingly or intentionally destroys or discards an abandoned human embryo commits unlawful destruction of an embryo, a Class A misdemeanor.
Honest to pete, how will the anti-choice crowd enforce these invasive tactics? Will they be camped outside the women’s clinics demanding to see the ultrasound image when the women exit the clinic? Will they visit fertility clinics to ensure that the embryos are kept safe until the adoptive parents arrive? Does a termination of parental rights hearing need to be held to sever the ties between the biological parents of the embryo and the embryo?
Enough is enough. The sad thing is that while many in the anti-choice movement chafe and rant against government interference, they turn around and haul in the government whenever they deem necessary to suit their own purposes, and they don’t even see the double standard created by their actions.