Wisconsin GOP senators passed an abortion measure requiring transvaginal ultrasounds. Any woman seeking an abortion would be forced to have an unnecessary invasive procedure, just like Virginia GOP Governor Bob “Ultrasound” McDonnell wanted in his state.
Are you sensing a trend?
On June 12, 2013, the Wisconsin State Senate reconvened to finish the vote on Senate Bill 206, relating to requirements to perform abortions, requiring an ultrasound before informed consent for an abortion, and providing a penalty.
In my post “No, no, I’m not really an OB-GYN, but I play one in Congress,” I wrote about how the Wisconsin GOP is also working hard to shut down one of the last abortion clinics in the state.
See how the GOP is reaching out to women? Aren’t they the rebrandiest party ever? In my post I also said this:
It’s hard to overstate what a relief it is to see conservatives insisting that Big Government should stay out of our private lives. Imagine how intrusive pro-choice Democrats would be on women’s medical decisions about their own bodies if small-government Republicans like these weren’t in charge.
Good thing the GOP is keeping liberals in check.
Now take a look at how reachy-outy and small-governmenty they are while “debating” the issue (You can see the full video here):
The party of ‘small government’ intrudes upon women’s rights once again. This is not about reducing abortions but about limiting a women’s right to choose. If the GOP wanted to actually reduce abortions then improving Sex Ed & making birth control options more readily available would be a better approach.
This is not how a democracy should function as well. Despicable behavior by Mike Ellis.
Senator Mike Ellis reminded me of someone else with anger and intolerance issues: