Stop Virginias Vaginal Probe Law
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This law makes it mandatory for women who are seeking an abortion, either from rape, molestation or accidental pregnancy, to be forced against their will to have a probe inserted into their vagina by medical professionals. Unwilllful penetration by an object is rape! Stop this tea party rape law! Stop it before it passes the senate!
The ultrasound legislation would constitute an unprecedented government mandate to insert vaginal ultrasonic probes into women as part of a state-ordered effort to dissuade them from terminating pregnancies, legislative opponents noted.
“We’re talking about inside a woman’s body,” Del. Charnielle Herring, a Democrat, said in an emotional floor speech. “This is the first time, if we pass this bill, that we will be dictating a medical procedure to a physician.” The conservative Family Foundation hailed the ultrasound measure as an “update” to the state’s existing informed consent laws “with the most advanced medical technology available.
Here is a quote from a women who underwent this procedure: "I was literally raped by a woman with one of these things. She assumed I was a loose whore because I was getting an abortion. When I cried for her to stop she literally asked me why I was crying. I can only imagine how many other women will be treated this way by overworked technicians who despise the new laws." (Blog:Thoughts on Virginia’s Vaginal Probe Law, username abaldwin360, Feb 16, 2012)
"Some democrats in Virginia proposed an amendment to the law that would require someone seeking a prescription to Viagra to have an anal probe ultrasound performed.
That measure was not added to the bill, also one Republican, Todd Gilbert, called abortions “matters of lifestyle convenience.”" (abaldwin360, 2012)
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