Abortion Big Republican Government War On Women

Kentucky Lawmakers Approve Forced Ultrasounds

The Kentucky state Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, has approved a bill that would force women to have an ultrasound if they’re seeking an abortion.

The only good news is it probably won’t be approved by the state House.

The Senate voted 32-4 in passing Senate Bill 152. The four no votes were cast by Democrats.

The bill now goes to the House, which has blocked similar bills in recent sessions. House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, had no immediate comment on the likely fate of the bill in the House this session, according to a spokesman for Stumbo’s office.

The idea that government should not “get between a patient and their doctor” clearly doesn’t apply to women as far as Republicans are concerned.

Republicans are not opposed to Big Government as much as they are in favor of directing the power of government at certain people.

  • muselet

    Sen. Whitney Westerfield, a Hopkinsville Republican who sponsors the bill, told senators Monday he was inspired to file the bill by a constituent and friend who many years ago sought to have an abortion and was denied her request to see an ultrasound by a nurse who proceeded with the abortion.

    “She regrets to this day not being able to see it —knowing now, feeling certain, that had she been able to see it, had she been allowed to see it — she wouldn’t have made the decision that she did,” Westerfield said.

    I see. Whitney Westerfield’s imaginary friend was treated badly by an imaginary nurse many years ago, which justifies forcing real doctors to perform real, unnecessary and unwanted ultrasounds on real women.

    This is as good a time as any for me once again to quote Cerberus at Sadly, No!: “Any woman who votes for the Republican Party for any reason is a fucking moron at this point. I’m sorry ladies, but they couldn’t make it any more obvious that they hate you without being the director from A Serbian Film.”

    –alopecia

    • Yeah, that totally doesn’t sound like something Sen. Westerfield just made up. I’m sure women go in to have an abortion every day wishing that if only they had some idea how cute fetuses are, they’d not go through with it. ::rolls eyes::

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    I’m not a medical ethicist so can someone explain to me how a non-scientific body can force a doctor to perform a medical procedure that he/she does not consider in the best interest of their patient?

  • ninjaf

    Way to be behind the times, even with your government intrusion into healthcare, Kentucky! Ultrasound bills are SO 4 years ago! Bathrooms are where it’s at now, donchya know?