The Detroit News has reported that Governor Jennifer Granholm is opposed to a prolife bill that recently passed the state house.
H.B. 4446 will require abortionists to present pregnant women with the opportunity to view the active ultrasound image of their growing child as well as have a picture of that ultrasound image.
According to Liz Boyd, Granholm's spokesperson, Michigan's governor opposes this bill because, "It places government in the middle of people's most personal and intimate medical decisions, a highly inappropriate place for politicians to be" and "It purports to be about informing women, yet House members chose not to include an amendment that would have given them information about avoiding unintended pregnancies."
It places government in the middle of a decision? And what decision is that? To have an ultrasound. Maybe I'm completely mistaken but shouldn't women who are considering an abortion have an ultrasound to make certain 1.) they are pregnant and 2.) they don't have an ectopic pregnancy? Don't most abortion providers use ultrasound machines before doing an abortion? Or do they just hope there isn't an ectopic pregnancy?
Isn't providing women with the choice of receiving more information about their pregnancy a good thing?
Don't abortion providers already give women information about avoiding unintended pregnancies? If the state required abortionists to give women information about avoiding unintended pregnancies, wouldn't that be "placing government in the middle of personal and intimate medical decisions?"