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.
HAHAHA, YOU THINK? 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.