Pre-abortion ultrasound bill introduced in Idaho – Mon, 27 Feb 2012 PST

BOISE – Controversial anti-abortion legislation that caused a brouhaha before being withdrawn in Virginia was introduced in Idaho today, to require an ultrasound before any Idaho woman could have an abortion.The issue is that at very early stages of pregnancy, before six to eight weeks gestation, a regular abdominal ultrasound doesn’t provide a clear picture of the fetus, requiring instead an invasive transvaginal ultrasound, a procedure that includes penetration of the patient with an ultrasound wand.

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Pre-abortion ultrasound bill introduced in Idaho – Mon, 27 Feb 2012 PST