Michigan’s House Speaker Jase Bolger (R) on Thursday categorically ruled out legislation introduced by his colleagues to mandate transvaginal ultrasounds for women before having an abortion, according to Talking Points Memo. The legislation which was introduced Tuesday in the Michigan state House would ensure the “performance of a diagnostic ultrasound examination of the fetus at least two hours before an abortion is performed” and requires her to sign a consent form prior to the abortion. The bill was introduced by state Rep. Joel Johnson (R) and cosponsored by 22 fellow lawmakers.
Bolger said in a statement, “While I want to be sure women have access to the best technology available, I have absolutely no interest in forcing a woman to have a transvaginal ultrasound. This House of Representatives will not pass a bill mandating transvaginal ultrasounds.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) office has declined to return multiple requests for comments since Thursday.
Bolger added: “We must increase the value of life in Michigan because all life is valuable and no life is disposable. No matter a person’s beliefs regarding abortions, I hope we in Michigan can come together on goals we can all agree on. Specifically, I hope we can improve pre-natal care. I hope we can increase support for women who may need it if they become unexpectedly pregnant. I hope we can improve and increase adoptions in Michigan. I hope that a woman who becomes unexpectedly pregnant and cannot keep her baby knows she will receive all the support she needs to have that baby and that a Michigan family will be able to quickly adopt, love and raise the child.”
This is a big win for women who grow weary of big governments trying to impose their religiosity into our lady parts.
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