Wisconsin Is The Latest To Instate Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who survived a recall last year thanks to his catchy campaign slogan ("Vote Scott Walker: He Keeps Your Vaginas... In A Cage!"), signed a law yesterday that requires all women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and ban doctors without admitting privileges from performing them at hospitals. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have already filed a measure to attempt to temporarily prevent it from taking effect, which right now is scheduled for Monday.

In 2011, Walker significantly cut Planned Parenthood funding in the state, forcing them to close four Wisconsin clinics, and three more are projected to shut down due to the admitting privileges requirement. The law closely parallels Ohio's major new abortion restrictions, signed by Governor John Kasich, another one of your vagina's best friends, this week — and it's all part of a nationwide push to get rid of abortion courtesy of still MORE of our friends, the GOP. Look how many friends we have! Tons! Way more than us walking, talking, non-person vessels of life have the right to, really.

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Walker's people released the following statement: "This bill improves a woman's ability to make an informed choice that will protect her physical and mental health now and in the future." Oh, thanks. Also: Does anyone else the GOP came up with the ultrasound thing after their hip niece made them watch Juno and they saw that one part with the fingernails?

'Scott Walker Signs Abortion Bill Requiring Ultrasounds' [HuffPo]

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StaggerLeena
StaggerLeena

What the everloving fuck is going on.

I seriously do not understand. To people who say laws like this are about protecting the unborn: No. It's not about that. It's about controlling women, their sex lives and their choice. It's about trying to make abortion as horrible and shameful for women as possible, when really, it's nobody's goddamn business. I'm this close to moving to Canada.

If people really wanted to save "unborn babies", if they really wanted to decrease the abortion rate, they would be supporting birth control and contraceptives, making them easy to get. They would be championing comprehensive sex-ed, not abstinence-only teachings. They would be supporting programs that made it easier for women, especially single mothers to afford caring for another child. But guess what.... nope!

The conservative viewpoint says, "Hells naw, I'm not funding your slutty, slutty whore pills! Don't have sex until you're married! It's the only way! Also, foodstamps??? Psh... Stop mooching off government handouts, you moochie moochers!"

Instead of getting behind causes that actually would cut down on abortions, they're focusing on making no good harlots pay for their sexy sins! If you're a woman and dare to have sex, you'd better face the consequences, Slutty McSlut!

God... I need to go outside.