Patricia’s LiFe…

May 1, 2008

Ultrasound before abortion: Are you for or against it?

Filed under: Uncategorized — patriciaholdenmd @ 9:38 am

Here is something that came in recently which I believe is worth mentioning. The senate arrived at a rare 20-20 tie vote, putting down the bill that proposes to require all women here in Florida to have an ultrasound before an abortion.

Personally, as a mother and a doctor, I support the abortion requirement. Although it will entail some costs, it should only be proper that those who would perform the abortion know how old the fetus is. Other than that would be my personal bias. I became a doctor to save lives, not kill them.

Here are some notable quotes from the article:

”Unless you ovulate or have ovulated, we have no business as males interfering with your female decision on reproduction. A woman making a decision that she wants to abort, that decision should be honored.” – Jim King

‘If good medical practice dictates screening, what does no screening mean?’ Fill in the blank. It’s bad medical practice.” – Dan Webster

‘What is it that we might be afraid of in an ultrasound?’ Oh, I don’t know. Could it be that in the ultrasound she might see the baby — the unborn — putting his thumb to his mouth and sucking his thumb before she has an abortion? Could that be what we’re afraid of? So we think then she won’t have it and we think she shouldn’t have to see that?” -Ronda Storms


So how about it? How do you feel about this particular issue?

1 Comment »

  1. […] Ultrasound before abortion: Are you for or against it? […]

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