Elizabeth Nash, a Public Policy Associate for the Guttmacher Institute, told TPM that there’s “definitely concern” that “the huge outcry around vaginal ultrasound is masking other provisions in the bill that are just as terrible.”So abdominal ultrasounds are just as terrible as transvaginal ultrasounds, which abortion advocates compared to rape?
Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, the professional association of abortion practitioners, agreed that ultimately people are “totally missing the big picture” when it comes to these ultrasound bills. “Really the abdominal versus transvaginal ultrasound issue is a distraction, one that has gotten a lot of publicity. But I think that the bill that was passed in Virginia is every bit as bad as what was being introduced there last week. I don’t think that the few changes they made make it any less burdensome for women seeking abortions.”A distraction? Abdominal ultrasounds are "every bit as bad?" Not any less burdensome? Then why all the focus on transvaginal ultrasounds?
And Donna Crane, the Policy Director for NARAL, told TPM that they “remain as opposed to that bill as we were in from the beginning” because it mandates that a woman go through an unnecessary medical procedure. “We do not make a specific distinction as to what type of procedure is being forced on her,” she said.So all that hullabaloo about transvaginal ultrasounds being "invasive" and "rape!" was just to get some media attention?
Again, leading abortion advocates show how deceptive and PR-savvy they are. They will use every trick in the book to try to derail prolife laws.