Every woman in the Utah Senate walked out in protest of a mandatory ultrasound bill


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Via:  larry-hampton  •  11 months ago  •  6 comments

Every woman in the Utah Senate walked out in protest of a mandatory ultrasound bill
“There is no other health-related scenario in which the government dictates medical interventions,”

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Utah’s six female senators — Republican and Democratic — left the chamber in protest Tuesday, refusing to vote on a bill that  requires women to undergo an ultrasound   and be presented with video and audio of their developing fetus before terminating a pregnancy.


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Larry Hampton
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1  seeder  Larry Hampton    11 months ago

Spanish Fork Republican Sen. Deidre Henderson successfully amended the bill to prohibit the use of transvaginal ultrasounds under the bill, a more invasive procedure than transabdominal ultrasounds. But while the bill went too far before the amendment, she said, the amendment resulted in the bill going “a little less too far.”

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1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Larry Hampton @1    11 months ago

I've never had a transvaginal ultrasound, but knowing what the probe looks like and where it goes would feel awfully like a sexual assault.

(have you seen those probes??? They're friggin' huge!)

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1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1    11 months ago

I have and if it was involuntary I would feel the same way.

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2  Kathleen    11 months ago

I don’t blame them, I would walk out too.

I had the procedure done to get a better look at my ovaries.  She had trouble inserting it, so I did it myself.  Very uncomfortable, especially when they move it around.

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2.1  lib50  replied to  Kathleen @2    11 months ago

I've also had them, more than one unfortunately.  Why does a politician think HE has the right to insert himself (pardon the pun) so intimately into women's business?  There is nothing like it except with women and reproduction.

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3  Gordy327    11 months ago

Just another attempt to impose unnecessary procedures on women in an attempt to coerce them. Such tactics are unethical.


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