Indiana ‘Right to Life’ Sees No Problem With Multiple Invasive Ultrasound Probings
As part of the new protocol for administering a medication abortion, legislative bill SB 371 would require not only that a patient undergo a likely mandatory forced trans-vaginal ultrasound prior to receiving the medication to induce abortion, but another vaginal ultrasound during her mandated follow up two weeks after the abortion.
Swayze is now responding to critics who claim the multiple unnecessary probings are invasive.
Saying “she doesn’t understand the problem with the procedure,” Swayze told Brandon Smith of WBAA, “I got pregnant vaginally. Something else could come in my vagina for a medical test that wouldn’t be that intrusive to me. So I find that argument a little ridiculous.”
Charles has written about the underlying bill earlier this week.
It requires not one but two invasive vaginal ultrasound probings for purposes of seeking an abortion. One would be required prior to the procedure; the second would occur after.
Mind you that a woman seeking an abortion may have any number of reasons for seeking one, but it could also come after a sexual assault. In those cases, this law would require violating the woman twice in order to try and deter that woman from seeking the abortion in the first place.
All this legislation does is further stigmatize the women seeking an abortion, increases the costs and reduces the access to abortion. That’s the ultimate goal for the anti-abortion activists. It has nothing to do with the personal rights of women to control what happens with their own bodies or to take control of their own reproductive rights.