Friday, February 17, 2012

Republican attacks on women MUST stop NOW

We have another instance in which radical Republican state legislatures are seeking to deny women basic human rights.  This time it is the Republicans who control the Virginia state legislature. 

The Republican controlled Virginia state legislature is expected to pass and the conservative Republican governor is expected to sign a law that will require women seeking an abortion to undergo a procedure in which a vaginal ultrasonic probe is inserted in their body against their will in an effort to dissuade them from terminating their pregnancies. Republicans are hailing this as "an update to the state's existing informed consent laws using the most advanced medical technology available."

Virginia State Representative Todd Gilbert expressed what is obviously the viewpoint of most Republican legislators.  He diminished the gravity of a woman’s decision to have an abortion saying, "in the vast majority of these cases, these are matters of lifestyle convenience."

This is beyond disgusting. 

Read about this attack on Virginia women here:

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