PA Governor Offers The Lamest Defense Ever Of GOP Big Government Fetal Ultrasound


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (R, what else) defends requiring fetal ultrasounds before a woman can have an abortion because they are not “obtrusive.”

Watch here:


The Governor said, “I’m not making anybody watch, okay. Because you just have to close your eyes. As long as it’s on the exterior and not the interior.”

Wow. They want to legislate unnecessary medical procedures and they can’t even use the proper medical terms to discuss women’s body parts. Just how many fetal ultrasounds would you say Gov. Corbett has had in his lifetime?

Yeah. My point exactly.

What you have here is a “small government” Republican forcing women to undergo an unnecessary medical procedure and incur the costs of an ultrasound in addition to the costs of an abortion (not cheap) all so that the “small government” Republicans can legislate their version of “religious morality” onto unwitting citizens, in defiance of these things we like to call religious freedom and individual liberty.

Not “obtrusive”, eh? Here’s a thought: a synonym for obtrusive is meddlesome. You know what is meddlesome? The entire Republican Party is meddlesome; shoving their laws up women’s “interiors” as if they had any business there.

It’s getting so ridiculous that I can’t even report this stuff anymore. And these are the folks who whined about “Death Panels” sure to come from healthcare reform. The death panels are here, but there not coming from making insurance companies play a little more fair with the American people. They’re coming from the same people who lied about them before. Yes, abortions save women’s lives sometimes, both physically and mentally.

The Republican men are now deciding what is and is not off limits for us women, in terms of our healthcare and our bodies. They also decide if we can use birth control, and the answer is a big fat no. They decide just how free we are allowed to be, which means that we are not free at all. And just who gave them this power? Oh, that’s right. They presumed and assumed it; they assume and presume the right to divine authority over women. They aren’t asking us what we think, because of course, we are not equals to them in their minds. Decisions must be made for the weak minded and morally loose women of America.

How very, very, small government of them.

12 Replies to “PA Governor Offers The Lamest Defense Ever Of GOP Big Government Fetal Ultrasound”

  1. A fetal ultrasound has Absolutely nothing to do with getting an abortion. Nothing more than a matter of big government forcing control on you.

    People need to find a way to refuse to pay for it.

  2. What frightens me the most is that all of these men have mothers, sisters, daughters–why aren’t any of them speaking up? No matter your feelings about abortion, the attempts to control women are indefensible. Are there really that many men and women who find this acceptable? I am astonished that any woman can sit quietly while the extremely right conservatives are pushing such a regressive agenda.

  3. Where is the AMA in all of this? Surely doctors themselves can not condone having idiots like these deciding how and when and on whom they practice medicine. Let me think: If I encounter a problem of any kind that involves my body, do I wish to consult with a.) an ignorant lawmaker (or insurance company hack) who can’t even utter the words vagina or uterus, or b.) a doctor? Hmmm.

  4. Women are the largest voting bloc in the country. All that is necessary is to get them to the polls in November. If the GOP wants to know who is in control, then the girls ought to tell them in the voting booth.

    The stupidity of alienating the majority of active voters is apparently lost on the GOP extremists. This ‘war’ isn’t going to go away until the women of this country rise up and and settle it. It won’t hurt if they bring along a few men as well.

  5. There is a petition on today’s Daily Kos that is to the American Medical Association on this topic. (Sorry, I couldn’t figure out how to get the link posted here.)

  6. Close your eyes and imagine a world without these rethuglican teahadists. Imagine being free and healthy and with intelligence. Imagine you had unlimited ammo and a list of all the idiots that need to be fertilizing the ground somewhere….oh the thought of it!

  7. It is. It’s called a finger. Not very pleasant, let me tell you. However I completely agree with your point in spirit.

  8. Because their family members are enablers. What’s stunning is the high number of conservative women that support this crap!!

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