According to [Dahlia] Lithwick, an unnamed Republican delegate made the same argument in support of the bill, saying women consented to being “vaginally penetrated when they got pregnant.”
Sorry for getting too personal here, but I speak from experience when I tell you that I’ve (unfortunately) not only had an internal ultrasound, but I’ve also gotten pregnant (happily!) after having consensual sex.
To state the obvious, they are in no way similar.
Now to take it to the next level: Forced trans-vaginal ultrasound rape (that the Virginia state House committee approved for any woman choosing to have an abortion) is unwanted, unapproved vaginal penetration. The patient is helpless to refuse it and her privacy is clearly being invaded. Equating being coerced into an uncomfortable gynecological medical procedure to mutual intimacy is, in a word, twisted.
Then again, maybe if and when Ms. Loesch ever has sex, it reminds her of being involuntarily probed by a cold electronic probe. Hey, whatever turns you on.
Sidebar– Note to Michele Bachmann: Dictating that anyone undergo this kind of procedure without consent, let alone comparing it to making love, is not pro-woman.