So, a few of those nasty bills have made it through committee.
Robin Marty at RH Reality Check has some of the gruesome details for us.
Roundup: One Bill Struck Down, Four Rise In It's Place
Legislators are now getting around the whole unconstitutional thing by breaking things down into smaller, bite sized methods of shaming and repression.
I have to admit I may have snorted coffee out of my nose when I read that Lisa Billy, writer of the HB 2780 (the ultrasound one) said:
“This bill is about choice for women. It is an opportunity for her to understand what is growing inside of her and the consequences.”
CHOICE? Choice? Are you kidding me? Seriously? What about the choice to be able to decide what medical procedures get done to you? The right to consent? Not to mention, ultrasounds cost money, and that's an added fee to an already pretty steap medical bill (that can't be paid for with medicaid, thanks to the Hyde amendment).
Of what consequences does Billy speak? The possible medical side effects are detailed for every patient anyway and the vast majority of abortions done in the United States are completely safe routine medical procedures.
Billy is talking about moral and religious consequences of course. She must have missed the memo on the whole separation of church and state thing. Maybe someone should give her a call, or drop her a note to let her know...