Post # 107
They’ve removed the vaginal ultrasound requirement, but there is still the external ultrasound requirement.
I’m so happy the bill was tabled, but it’s still out there. They just don’t want to deal with it in an election year. I just hope voters remember this come November!
I will however happily support the Bill introduced that will require a digital prostrate exam for a Viagra (and the like) prescription.
Post # 108
OMG I’ve been gone all week (to DC no less) and just came back, eager to read all the responses! Good gravy, what a conversation. I personally have had an abortion when my son was 8 months old because of medical reasons (6 wks pregnant…birth control doesn’t work well for me, unfortunately, but they have me straightened out now) and I would do it all over again.
I had an 8 month old who depended on me, a fetus that was effectively killing me (long story), and a doctor who refused to tell me I was pregnant so I had to go to an urgent care clinic to find out why I was in such pain and so sick. People are so presumptuous and basically assholes when they want you to do what THEY want you to do. Not even what is best for you. I could not have afforded another child nor was it possible for me to have one at that time, because I have a rare disease that was clashing with the fetus.
I personally don’t believe life starts at conception, which is a hot button topic. I am very much against anyone telling me what to do, but especially someone who has no insight into my life and my needs, because the government sure as hell doesn’t know shit about what I need/want in my life.
Also, if you’re against abortion and BC, fine, that’s your right to be against it. Simple solution, don’t do it/use it. BUT LEAVE ME THE F ALONE, because I want to exert my rights as a FREE CITIZEN to have control over my body. I’m sorry but I don’t want to adopt, I already have a child and if I couldn’t have any more that would just be that. Not everyone wants to adopt children, and it’s short sighted and inappropriate to say that more adoptions are the answer. No, better education, better opportunities and better access to birth control and caring doctors are the answer.
Of course, my FH loves to say the best answer is abstinence 😉 Because we all know that no one from 15-25 that is unmarried has raging hormones or wants to have sex….so let’s teach abstinence and pray they don’t go to far. YEP.
Ok rant over.
Post # 109
I did a little research, and Planned Parenthood does ultrasounds before abortions as routine practice, anyway. When I got an abortion there, I had a vaginal ultrasound. The difference is that if you choose a medical abortion, you have to have a vaginal ultrasound because the medical abortion has to happen within a short time frame, and they need difinitive results on how far along you are (b/c the fetus isn’t big enough for an external one yet) vs a surgical abortion, which has a much longer time frame and thus a woman can have a non-invasive external ultrasound.
It makes me wonder if anti-choice sponsers of bills like this one simply put these criteria in so that all the other anti-choice voters get all worked up thinking “dear god, they aren’t even giving ultrasounds?? What kind of crap clinic are they running??!”, when in fact, the doctors are already being really responsible about it.
I’m so grateful that the bill got temporarily killed (they are already discussing bringing it back next year). It’s a small victory…perhaps it will be ruled unconsitutional in more states that have been considering it. If it’s been defeated in someplace as conservative as Mississippi, I doubt it has much power in the rest of the country!!
Post # 110
I had my abortion at PP, and I also had an ultrasound. I actually went at 5 weeks and they requested I come back at 6, just to make sure. They were AMAZING and I will support them as much as I possibly can. There was no pressure or anything, and the doctor I went to the second time recommended I go there because they had the best knowledge in the area!
Post # 111
ITA!! Keep your laws off my body!
Post # 112
That’s right maam! We cannot go backwards with our nation. I don’t know why people even want to. FH’s 88 and 90 year old grandparents (who live in DC, that we visited this week) are totally pro-PP and appalled at all this crap. I mean hello!!! Born in 1920 and 1922….and think the younger generation is going nuts. That says something.
Post # 113