And they are about to pass a bill legalizing the sexual and emotional abuse of women:
“We are in a very good place in Wisconsin,” Vos said. “We have a pro-life Legislature, pro-life governor in Scott Walker and a pro-life attorney general (J.B. Van Hollen). We can all wrap our arms around this agenda.”Barbara Lyons, executive director of the misnamed group Right to Life (Except for the Living), lied through her teeth, claiming that this procedure is non-invasive. This is patently false:
And it sounds like the first bill to get a warm reception from Republicans will be what's being dubbed the “Woman’s Right to Know her Unborn Child Act,” also being termed the "ultrasound bill" by pro-choice forces.
The bill would require a woman seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound and be informed of what is visible on the monitoring screen — although the woman would not be forced to look at the image.
“This bill is a priority,” Fitzgerald said. “It is long overdue.”
Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, is the former public policy director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. She says requiring an ultrasound to be performed before all abortions would mean an invasive procedure for women who are less than 12 weeks pregnant.
At that stage in a pregnancy, she said, the uterus may be blocked by the pelvis, preventing a traditional ultrasound from picking up the image. Thus, a vaginal ultrasound would need to be performed in order to provide an image for a medical professional to discuss with a woman.
The reaction, as one would imagine, is less than warm. Jenni Dye, Executive Director for NARAL, said:
This is more evidence that the anti-choice leadership seems to have missed the memo from voters in November. Voters are tired of the divisive attacks on women, like subjecting them to invasive transvaginal ultrasounds. It’s time for politicians to do their job, not our doctors'.Not only does it further prove that the Republicans are willing to sell out to the highest bidders and are crass misogynists, but it also shows their hypocrisy and cowardice.*
Remember, these Republicans are the same people that are afraid to meet their constituents, to see the damage their actions are causing in the real world outside of their ivory towers, and to take any responsibility for the consequences of their actions, whether it is in their political or personal lives.
Until they show real leadership by behaving the same way they expect others to behave, I can not have any respect for them. In fact, I can not have anything but contempt for these vile creatures.
*And considering how much effort Vos and Fitzgerald put in in getting into different women's vaginas, they'd have figured out by now that their are no jobs in there.