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While many states have mandatory ultrasound laws, the Texas bill rushed into law by Perry goes many steps further. The law requires a woman seeking an abortion to endure an anti-choice lecture delivered by a doctor who doesn't agree with the content, which gave judge Sparks the chance to reject the law on freedom of speech grounds. But what's truly alarming about the law is the searing contempt for women's dignity and intelligence baked right into it. Women would be required to go through an uncomfortable, invasive vaginal probe sonogram in order to get the picture and audible heartbeat required. They would then be sent home 24 hours to "think" about the decision, putting the Texas government in the position of a schoolteacher sending women to the corner.
To add insult to unwanted bodily invasion, Perry justified his support for the law by arguing that women are dog-stupid. "This important sonogram legislation ensures that every Texas woman seeking an abortion has all the facts about the life she is carrying," he bleated, "and understands the devastating impact of such a life-changing decision." In other words, women need to be put through unnecessary vaginal probing, condescending lectures and 24-hour waiting periods, because without all this harassment, they might not realise that if they have an abortion, they won't be having a baby.
Originally posted by buster2010
Perry is nothing but a total corporate scumbag. If he gets into office we can change our name from the United States of America to the United States of Christian Hell.
Originally posted by discharged77
I lived in Austin Texas for 2 years and I would have to say it was a great place to live, clean, low crime, etc..although it was loaded with illegals. That being said Perry is a neo-con, ass kissing, party line following, ass clown.. I believe that abortion is a state issue, that's why i am voting for Ron Paul, we should let the states decide and be done with it. I used to be pro-choice, but after living to be old enough to understand the meaning of life I now know it's wrong. People need to take responsibility for their actions, abortion is not birth control, it is murder plain and simple.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by BrianC
IMO though, they should just let it burn and rebuild. That's just me though..