More heinous legislation at the state level, as anti-choicers chip away at abortion rights:
The Oklahoma Senate passed five abortion bills Monday night, which opponents have said will severely limit a woman’s ability to get an abortion and would entail some of the strictest anti-abortion measures in the country.
One of the bills would force a woman to get an ultrasound at least one hour prior to an abortion and be shown the image and given a detailed explanation of it, even if she wishes otherwise. A vaginal probe would be used if it would provide a clearer image of the fetus, which no other state requires; three others do require ultrasounds, but none force the woman to listen to an explanation of it.
I’m not even going to mince words on this one: Compelling a woman to undergo an unnecessary vaginal probe to acquire a legal medical procedure is fucking rape. There isn’t anyone on the planet who can convince me that any women should have to exchange unrelated access to her vagina for any legal medical procedure, including abortion, which itself doesn’t even require vaginal access in every case anymore.
ALSO…showing me a photo of an ultrasound is not going to make me go “OMG oogy-googy cute baby!” They just look like monkey/alien shaped blogs at best to me.
After the initial speechless shock.. all I can think is, “Why isn’t this titled ‘Oklahoma legalizes rape’?”
^^^^ Thiiiiis. What the fucking fuck?
OF COURSE IT’S OKLAHOMA. OF COURSE. THIS FREAKING STATE, I SWEAR.
Oklahoma, you crazy.
I will never understand why the government(composed primarily of MEN) thinks it has the right to tell women what to do with their bodies.