VIDEO- PA Gov. Tom Corbett to women forced into unwanted ultrasounds: "You just have to close your eyes."


"I’m not making anybody watch, OK. Because you just have to close your eyes. As long as it’s on the exterior and not the interior."

Think Progress:

Critics say Corbett’s comments show he doesn’t understand how the bill would even work. While the Pennsylvania legislation has been amended to remove references to invasive transvaginal ultrasounds, the language suggests a transvaginal ultrasound could still be required if the embryo is too small.

I want to scream so many epithets right now. Okay, breathe. Breathe.

Gov. Tom, come here, I need to talk to you.

First of all, have you ever had an "exterior" abdominal ultrasound? No? Well here's what it's like: It's cold and wet and uncomfortable and sometimes even embarrassing. It doesn't take a few seconds, it goes on for some time. It requires partial or full disrobing. Did I mention "cold"? 

It may not be "interior" (the correct term is "internal", Mr. Male Not-Female GOP Man Sir), but it's still invasive in the ways I just mentioned. Closing one's eyes won't make that disappear.

Next, Mr.-Not-Ms.-GOP Governor, you may not be making anyone watch, but you'd be making women undergo a pricey, unnecessary procedure against their will, a decision that should be between her and her doctor. The government has no business intruding into women's reproductive rights, decisions, or privacy.

And finally, dismissive much?

Okay, we're done here, Gov. You can go back to whatever it is you do, interior and/or exterior.

H/t: @CtLiberalMom