But you’ll still have to have at least one to satisfy Republicans in the statehouse.
INDIANAPOLIS — A proposed requirement that doctors must try to perform a second ultrasound exam on women after they received abortion-inducing drugs was dropped Monday by the Indiana Senate. [...]
Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, sponsored the move to drop the second ultrasound and replace it with a requirement that doctors perform “appropriate testing.” Alting said that would give doctors the option of performing blood or urine tests on their patients.
“I think that physicians know a little bit more about that particular area than legislators,” Alting said.
Physicians know more about “that particular area” than legislators? Ya’ don’t say?
If Ron Alting and Indiana Republicans were actually relying on the word of physicians, they would know that even one transvaginal ultrasound is unwarranted and unnecessary.
Democratic lawmakers proposed a series of amendments yesterday that would have mandated physical exams before a doctor could prescribe boner pills, but they were defeated by the impotent Republican majority who are on a crusade to preserve patriarchy.