New Laws for Abortion Seekers

The In The Know panelists say more states should make decorating a nursery and choosing a baby name required steps in obtaining access to an abortion.

Like many Onion spoofs, there is actually a bizarre subtext of reality here. Over the past decade, several U.S. states have moved to make ultrasound part of abortion service provision. Some laws and policies require that a woman seeking an abortion receive information on accessing ultrasound services, while others require that a woman undergo an ultrasound before an abortion.

As noted by the rather unfortunately-named Guttmacher Institute, “Since routine ultrasound is not considered medically necessary as a component of first-trimester abortion, the requirements appear to be a veiled attempt to personify the fetus and dissuade a woman from obtaining an abortion.”

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5 responses to “New Laws for Abortion Seekers

  1. Ti-Guy

    As is usual, before viewing the clip, I thought for a split second that this was true story.

  2. eh. A blogger friend sent me the link yesterday but I only just got around to blogging it now.

    The Onion News Network clip reminded me of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, at its best.

  3. Drake

    “Since routine ultrasound is not considered medically necessary as a component of first-trimester abortion, the requirements appear to be a veiled attempt to personify the fetus and dissuade a woman from obtaining an abortion.”

    How horrible that we actually make people stop and think before making such a momentus decision. They might change there minds and let a child live. The thought of it makes me cringe.

  4. Ti-Guy

    How horrible that we actually make people stop and think before making such a momentus decision.

    I agree. The next time you’re about to dip your wick, I’m sure you’ll agree to a legislated lecture on procreation and child-rearing.

  5. Where do you come up with this? Just saying you are very imaginative. I wish I had your blogging style.

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