While Virginia is becoming more “purple,” it is still a conservative state. But even so, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds that 52% of voters oppose the new law forcing women to have ultrasounds before they can have an abortion. Only 41% approve of the law.
Even more interesting, and heartening, 72% believe that government shouldn’t enact laws whose purpose is to change women’s minds about having an abortion.
A new poll shows that Gov. Bob ” Forced Ultrasound” McConnell of Virginia isn’t very popular in his own state these day. If Mitt chooses him as his running mate, they lose Virginia to President Obama 50-43.
The new law forcing women seeking to have abortions to also have a state-imposed ultrasound at their expense may cost McConnell the vice presidential spot.
Which is ironic, since forcing women to have something they don’t want is costing him something he desperately wants.
The only member of the Virginia Senate who is also a physician, Dr. Ralph Northam, describes the bill requiring ultrasounds before an abortion as “a tremendous assault on women’s health care and a tremendous insult to physicians.”
If you want to exercise your constitutional right to an abortion in Virginia, the Commonwealth will force you to undergo an invasive, medically unnecessary trans-vaginal ultrasound. If you refuse to have a probe inserted in your vagina because some crazy people have taken over your legislature, you will not be able to have an abortion.
This is glaringly unconstitutional, but until the law is struck down, women will be forced to endure the outrage and expense of this procedure, which also carries a risk of infection.
The government needs a warrant to enter your home, but your vagina? Not so much.