LANSING — All women seeking abortions would be required to submit to ultrasound procedures under legislation being taken up this week in the state Senate.
The bill, pushed by abortion opponents, is the latest test of lawmakers’ personal beliefs on the sensitive issue. It passed the House on a 69-37 vote last week.
Ultrasound would become an additional mandate in Michigan’s informed consent law, which requires women considering abortions to receive medically accurate information before ending their pregnancies. A diagnostic technique, ultrasound produces a fuzzy, TV-like image of the fetus inside the mother’s womb.
Doctors and nurses would have to offer abortion seekers the opportunity to view these images. The expectant mothers, however, would not be required to look at them.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm, whose signature would be required to make the bill law, doesn’t support it as passed by the House.
"It places government in the middle of people’s most personal and intimate medical decisions, a highly inappropriate place for politicians to be," said the governor’s spokeswoman, Liz Boyd. [Source][Via Chateau du Meau]
Well we can’t have people seeing the reality of what they intend to do in an intimate medical decisions can we? A tissue mass can’t be allowed to have identifiable human features. The rhetoric must never be allowed to be balanced by reality. Though even in unlikely event that (Culture of Death Catholic) Gov Granholm signed the bill you can bill you know a judge would rule it unconstitutional faster than you can say "undue burden". Though of course it would be a good idea to send some prayers her way.