Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Good News From Virginia. And Not So Good News From Georgia.

The transvaginal probe appears to have trouble getting approved in abortion counseling in the state of Virginia. The governor seems to be backing off from signing the bill:
Gov. Bob McDonnell this afternoon said he opposes requiring Virginia women to undergo a mandatory transvaginal ultrasound before having an abortion.
Having reviewed the current proposal: "I believe there is no need to direct by statute that further invasive ultrasound procedures be done," the governor said in a statement.
"Mandating an invasive procedure in order to give informed consent is not a proper role for the state. No person should be directed to undergo an invasive procedure by the state, without their consent, as a precondition to another medical procedure."
McDonnell said he has recommended to the General Assembly a series of amendments to the bill "to explicitly state that no woman in Virginia will have to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound involuntarily."
"I am asking the General Assembly to state in this legislation that only a transabdominal, or external, ultrasound will be required to satisfy the requirements to determine gestational age," McDonnell says in the statement. "Should a doctor determine that another form of ultrasound may be necessary to provide the necessary images and information that will be an issue for the doctor and the patient. The government will have no role in that medical decision," it reads. 
McDonnell has tempered his earlier support for the ultrasound measure.
In late January, he said on a radio show that "to be able to have that information before making what most people would say is a very important, serious, life-changing decision I think is appropriate."

Right opinions now though for the wrong reason. The lesson to be taken home from all this is that speaking out and being active can work when fighting against those who would socialize all wombs in this country.

So take a moment or two to feel pleased before reading the rest of this post.

In Georgia, the moles working on the foundations of women's independence have been busy:
This afternoon, the House Judiciary (Non-Civil) Committee will take up HB 954, a measure that would prohibit abortions on women who are more than 20 weeks pregnant. Current law prohibits abortions after the second trimester, or about 24 weeks.
The bill sponsored by Doug McKillip, R-Athens, asserts that 20 weeks is the point at which a fetus can begin to feel pain. The measure also attempts to tighten “life of the mother” exceptions to abortion:
No such condition shall be deemed to exist if it is based on a diagnosis or claim of a mental or emotional condition of the pregnant woman or that the pregnant woman will purposefully engage in conduct which she intends to result in her death or in substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function.
No medical abortion for the mentally ill or the severely depressed! And certainly no medical abortion for any slut who would consider killing herself just to murder the unborn real person inside her!

I get the reason for such amendments by this person called Doug who will never have to face the scenarios he likes to determine, I do. It's to remove any and all "lifestyle convenience" excuses from abortion. But consider the cruelty of this person called Doug. Consider the way he places himself in the role of a god. Consider how he is willing to allow a suicide rather than an abortion, even though the former kills two, in his view. It's about punishing the sluts.

Now for the lovely part:
In response, House Democrats have scheduled a 3 p.m. Wednesday hearing at the state Capitol, to propose a bill that would ban Georgia males from seeking vasectomies. From the press release:
“Thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies,” said Rep. Yasmin Neal, author of the bill. “It is patently unfair that men can avoid unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly, while women’s ability to decide is constantly up for debate throughout the United States.”