Wisconsin Senate approves bill to force women to undergo ultra-sound before abortion

Chilling behavior in the Wisconsin state Senate

By a party line vote of 17-15 yesterday the Wisconsin state Senate approved a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before an abortion so that “they know they are killing a live baby.”

Democrats demanded further debate but GOP Senate President Mike Ellis (above) screamed, “The vote is non-debatable!” as he broke his gavel.

According the Associated Press, the microphone for the Democratic Minority Leader was then turned off.

As a result of the anti-woman Senate Bill 206:

-a woman who wants to receive an abortion in Wisconsin must first get information from a doctor 24 hours before that abortion

-she must receive an ultrasound. Earlier the requirement was for a transvaginal ultrasound, but an amendment was adopted by voice vote June 11th to allow the ulstrasound of the the woman’s choosing. Link to amendment

-if the ultrasound occurs at a location other than the abortion clinic then the doctor performing it must fill out a form which must be presented to the physician at the abortion clinic

-if the professionals aiding the woman do not properly give information and implement this informed consent procedure they risk a fine of $1,000 to $10,000

-the bill adds new punitive fines if a person successfully sues for liability against the clinic professionals for not exercising the informed consent process properly

If the GOP wanted to actually reduce abortions then improving Sex Ed
& making birth control options more readily available would be a
better approach.

(via Blue Cheddar)