Saturday, May 21, 2011

Texas' Pre-Abortion Sonogram Law

From CNN, "Texas law requires sonograms, explanations before abortions"

A Texas abortion law, effective September 1, will require women to undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion.

Women seeking an abortion in Texas will have to view a picture of the embryo or fetus and hear a description of its development before having the procedure, under a law that takes effect September 1.

Needless to say, pro-aborts are not liking this.  They see ultrasound as invasive.  No, they really don't, but that's the best they can come up with.  Sticking a foreign object in the uterus to remove 'the products of conception'? Now that's invasive!

Critics say the new law is unnecessary.

"What no one is focusing on is that this is a mandate to humiliate women who want an abortion," said Yvonne Gutierrez, vice president for public affairs at the Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas.

No, the law is not there to humiliate women.  The law is there to protect women from aborting what you've told them is 'just a clump of cells'.  Ultrasound will allow them the opportunity to see and hear exactly what's going on in their uterus. 

"It's going to make it more difficult for women to get an abortion," Gutierrez said, calling it the most stringent sonogram law in the country.

Yes it will, that's the point!

The law, she says, "will strengthen informed consent and bring abortion closer to standards that are set for other surgical procedures." - Elizabeth Graham, director of Texas Right to Life

I can't honestly say that this law was put in place to bring abortion closer to standards set for other surgical procedures, but it's ok with me.  This law will allow women the opportunity to make truly informed decisions.  And that's how it should be.

1 comment:

  1. The least they can do is look at who they're about to kill.