Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks’ injunction against Texas’ recently-passed sonogram legislation:
“Every life lost to abortion is a tragedy and today’s ruling is a great disappointment to all Texans who stand in defense of life. This important sonogram legislation ensures that every Texas woman seeking an abortion has all the facts about the life she is carrying, and understands the devastating impact of such a life-changing decision. I have full confidence in Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to appeal this decision as he defends the laws enacted by the Texas Legislature.”
via Office of the Governor Rick Perry – [Press Release] Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Injunction of Sonogram Law.
Another Trans-Vaginal Governor.
No, a State that insists that women get our medical information before we’re sedated, while we’re dressed, and from the doctor who will do the abortion. We should definitely meet the doc before we’re up in the stirrups and he’s in cap, mask and surgical gown, don’t you think?
The ultrasound is always done. It’s ridiculous to believe that any doctor would introduce sharp instruments into the uterus without ultrasound guidance — but that’s during the procedure. We know that all abortionists obtain a sonogram before setting the price for the abortion — after all, how else would they know whether to charge more for a later abortion?