Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Meanwhile, in Idaho. Or What Forced Birthers Really Think About Women.

Idaho state senator Chuck Winder (R-Boise) is a busy forced-birth bee! First he proposed a bill, passed in the Idaho Senate, which requires that women seeking abortion must have two medically unnecessary ultra-sounds, not just one! And the first one will have to be at a crisis pregnancy center.

Then this:
In his closing debate in favor of SB 1387, Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, said, “This bill does not require a trans-vaginal exam. … It leaves that up to the patient and the physician to make that determination.” He said, “Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this. I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that's part of the counseling that goes on.”
Mmm. I guess Sen. Winder is another expert in women's health issues, given that he has such deep and meaningful ideas about what happens after a woman is raped.