Video: Sen. Northam on “Why Mandatory Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds are a Terrible Idea”

Video: Sen. Northam on “Why Mandatory Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds are a Terrible Idea”

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State Senator Ralph Northam – an actual doctor who knows what he’s talking about (I know, what a concept!) – speaks about why SB484, which mandates women undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, is a big mistake. Among other things, Republicans forcing women to pay for an unnecessary and unwanted medical procedure is both hypocritical (they scream about the individual mandate, yet here they impose an…individual mandate!) and unethical. It’s also costly and reduces access. Let’s face it, this is all about one thing: Republicans’ continued assault on a woman’s right to choose what to do with her own body. If you’re a woman living in Virginia, I’d strongly recommend that you vote against Republicans on this issue alone, although of course there are many, many other reasons – economic, social, etc. – to vote against them as well.

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