Double Ultrasound Bill In Indiana Passes Out Of Senate Committee

This new bill that passed in Indiana is another great but sad example of control on women’s bodies and how policies on women are written by white male (mostly conservative) politicians! 

The bill “would require women to be presented with the sound and image of the fetal heartbeat before the abortion and to return for a follow-up ultrasound to ensure that she is no longer pregnant and has stopped bleeding. Dr. Anne Davis, the consulting medical director for Physicians for Reproductive Health, said the requirement would place an undue burden on women seeking to end their pregnancies. “She can do a blood test at any local facility after an abortion to show that the hormone levels are going down as they should, there’s no medical reason to make her drive back to the abortion clinic and go through another ultrasound,” she said. ‘This is yet another onerous, medically unnecessary barrier.'”

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