Louisiana Passes Pre-Abortion Ultrasound RequirementIrin Carmon6/17/10 5:00pmFiled to: Roe v worldLouisiana ultrasound lawLouisiana abortionabortion rightsultrasoundsLouisianaAnti-ChoiceGettypic269EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink"This is a bill that empowers women,'' said Louisiana state Senator Sharon Broome. She was talking about a bill finalized yesterday that requires women seeking abortions to get ultrasounds — even victims of rape and incest.According to the Guttmacher institute, eight states require abortion providers to offer ultrasound information, while three "mandate that an abortion provider perform an ultrasound on each woman seeking an abortion, and require the provider to offer the woman the opportunity to view the image." It's a strategic move by anti-choicers to influence women out of guilt to change their minds about a perfectly legal decision. According to the AP,ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.