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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Two Probes Forward, One Probe Back

Posted by on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Oh hey! Good news ladies! After thoughtful prayer, Republicans in Indiana have decided that women seeking abortions only need one unnecessary vaginal probe with every abortion, instead of two!

Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, sponsored the move to drop the second ultrasound and replace it with a requirement that doctors perform "appropriate testing." Alting said that would give doctors the option of performing blood or urine tests on their patients.

"I think that physicians know a little bit more about that particular area than legislators," Alting said.

Meanwhile, when it comes to male reproductivity:

Republicans turned aside proposed amendments from outnumbered Democrats that would have mandated certain medical exams before a doctor could prescribe erectile dysfunction drugs to men and would have extended requirements for abortion clinic facilities to offices that treat infertility and erectile dysfunction.


Daily Kos notes that the amended bill passed the Indiana state Senate yesterday and now heads to the state's Republican-controlled House for a vote.

Thanks again to Slog tipper Bill.


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Urgutha Forka 1
How many times do they have to keep making the same mistake until they figure it out?

/that's a rhetorical question... everyone knows they'll never figure it out.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 27, 2013 at 8:18 PM · Report this
One Probe Two Probe Red Probe Blue Probe.
Posted by The Cap'n on February 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM · Report this

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