Videos of the Week: Mandatory Transvaginal Ultrasounds

23 Feb

In case you missed it, this week a bill was proposed in the Virginia legislature mandating that women would have to get a transvaginal ultrasound (terrifying diagram below the break) 24 hours before having an abortion.

On February 22nd the legislation was amended to give women an opt-out on whether to have a long rod inserted into their vagina for no medical reason. Now, they will just be required to get an external ultrasound (still medically irrelevant). So, a victory for women’s rights…I guess….

This diagram clearly shows that to do the procedure, the doctor must first cut the woman in half. As if the transvaginal ultrasound wasn’t invasive enough.


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