Kay has a post up today on yet another legislative proposal from the American Taliban that is moving through the Virginia legislature – it would require women to undergo an ultrasound probe before an abortion. That is, “a trans-vaginal procedure, in which a probe is inserted into the vagina, and then moved around until an ultrasound image is produced”.
(The second-to-last-Republican-President-in-waiting tried it in his State last spring. I’m thinkin’ that’s why he did so well in the recent primaries and why he’s now running up a whopping 30% approval rating at home.)
It could pass. From Kay’s post:
[A different lawmaker suggested that women who consent to sex also consent to vaginal probing.]
Well then, let’s have us a consent form – consent doesn’t count without a form, makes it all nice and legal. To whom exactly do they consent I wonder? A petitioner? Must the petitioner be the one who is hoping to penetrate? Can a parent stand in to petition? Or to consent? This part is a little confusing.
(Of course, no signee, no sexee . . .that’s the one weapon we know works.)
I’m really getting tired of this shit. Women may need to go back to the streets and remind our vice police wanna-be’s of a few things. I know Margaret and Helen* would help!
(* Margaret and Helen, they of the nearly 5 million blog hits. America does love its old ladies.)