Note from Dan: This succinct rant from Hillary really hits the nail on the head. Healthcare mandate = bad. Sonogram mandate for women seeking abortions = good. Optional HPV vaccination for girls = bad.
Question: Why don’t they mandate vaginal sonograms for women who want to KEEP their babies?
So the Republicans don’t want the government to force people to buy health insurance, but they don’t mind forcing women to have a vaginal probe inserted into their bodies?
Or that the GOP contends the state has no business urging young girls to be vaccinated against a virus that can later cause cervical cancer, but are willing to force women to undergo an invasive in-body medical test? There is something seriously demented about the Republican party’s values.
“The ultrasound legislation would constitute an unprecedented government mandate to insert vaginal ultrasonic probes into women as part of a state-ordered effort to dissuade them from terminating pregnancies, legislative opponents noted.
Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell, a socially conservative Roman Catholic, has said he will sign the ultrasound bill. “We’re talking about inside a woman’s body,” Del. Charnielle Herring, a Democrat, said in an emotional floor speech. ‘This is the first time, if we pass this bill, that we will be dictating a medical procedure to a physician.’ “