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Don’t Confuse Us With the Truth

Posted by Adam Graham on February 28, 2007

So says some Pro-Abortion activists in Boise who are not warming up to a bill that would require abortionists to offer to show a woman an ultrasound:

Dr. Julia Bouchard is a local obstetrician who does not perform abortions, but she does do ultrasounds everyday. She says the legislation is not necessary.

“Women are already torn when they make these decisions, and there’s no need for the law to dictate what doctors and patients do in their confidential relationship,” she says, adding some patients seeking an abortion need an ultrasound, while others do not.

The Idaho Women’s Network agrees.

“We think it’s perhaps insensitive or cruel for women who may be terminating pregnancies because there’s either severe fetal abnormalities or continuing the pregnancy would put the woman’s life or health at risk,” says Marty Durand, the network’s executive director.

The bill’s main sponsor, Rep. Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls, says forcing doctors to at least give women the option of looking at their pictures can empower them to make a more informed decision.

“This bill is all about hope. It’s all about faith. It’s all about life. The numbers are showing that the women who actually see a picture of their unborn child are choosing life,” McGeachin told CBS 2 Eyewitness News.

Dr. Bouchard responds, “I don’t’ think we need pictures in order to make our decisions especially of our own bodies. Just like when you’re making a decision on a surgical procedure or any other kind of procedure, we don’t necessarily need to have pictures in order to do that.”

Let’s understand one thing about this proposal. Women would not be required to look at an ultrasound, they would be offered the option and could decline. Offering an option is not cruel. In other words, it would be the patient’s CHOICE. Now, why do the “pro-choice” folks have a problem with that?

What they are saying is that the abortionist should be able to decide what a woman gets to see and understand about the process. Great way to stand for choice and women’s rights.

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4 Responses to “Don’t Confuse Us With the Truth”

  1. Interesting that they say “Trust women!” then don’t actually trust them with any real information.

    The “Don’t worry your pretty little head” attitude doesn’t sound very respectful to me.

  2. Adam Graham [Member] said

    Right on, Christina.

  3. Kelsey G [Visitor] said

    I agree with the both of you, as well as the original blog itself. What exactly is it that pro abortionists want? the right to choose? Wait, you DONT want to be able to choose…a case of going back on what is trying to be made point of, if i do say so myself.

  4. Adam Graham [Member] said

    Exactly, they’re only concerned with one choice, the choice to get the abortion.

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