In the news: Virginia and transvaginal ultrasound

I am not a huge fan of politics. I can have really strong views on things and find it sometimes hard to have an amicable conversation with someone that is adamantly on the other side of a debate. So, often I keep my mouth shut. However, I have to speak up on this topic. There have been so many “women’s” issue in the news and up for debate lately. My recent blog post is another women’s related issue currently in the news.

I believe in a woman’s right to choice. Especially in a situation where she has been raped. I agree with Cassie in her blog on this topic: “Your body, your decision.” Imagine if women got to decide what happened to men’s bodies? Wow, what a revolution that would bring! I am not sure how many of you are following what has been in the news about the Virginia debates on transvaginal ultrasound. I have found many things pop up online on news sites, blogs, and all over Facebook. I am grateful that the law was passed in Virginia with an amendment that women have to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, but it can be an external one.

I wanted to share Cassie’s blog that I think was well written about this topic, a video a friend shared on Facebook, and a Jon Stewart excerpt from The Daily Show.

I urge you to read the above blog link, watch the two videos, and do your own research. Talk about this debate with others. Even if this conversation is not happening in your state, the issue needs to be discussed, as it could move to your state. This Mother Jones article shares more about what is happening on this topic in other states.

A woman should not be required to have a transvaginal ultrasound without a choice.

2 thoughts on “In the news: Virginia and transvaginal ultrasound

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