House Committee To Hear Bill Requiring Ultrasounds for Abortions

The House Judiciary Committee will hear a bill today which, if approved, would require an ultrasound and revealing the fetus' sex before any abortion procedure.

The House Judiciary Committee will review today pending legislation that, if passed into law, would require an ultrasound before a woman undergoes an abortion procedure, reports WRNI. 

Several state legislatures, including State Rep. Daniel Reilly (Republican- District 72, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth), want to pass . The new requirements would include mandating medical technicians perform an ultrasound and announce the fetus' sex before the procedure. 

The bill, legislation H-7205, requires a complete description of the ultrasound, including revealing the fetus' sex or "external members and internal organs if present and viewable." 

There is no requirement for the woman to view the ultrasound, according to the pending legislation. However, if a physician violates a provision of the chapter, the doctor could be subject to a civil penalty of $100,000 for the first offense and up to $250,000 for any subsequent offenses. 

Co-sponsors of the bill also include Karen MacBethJames McLaughlinArthur Corvese and Gregory Schadone

Buddy Conklin April 11, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Any sponsor or co-sponsors of this bill should be impeached.
Island Porkrunner April 11, 2012 at 05:36 PM
great idea - also email it to the father and his parents. the images should go on a facebook page for all to see. Should also be linked to TSA so each time you take a flight they can see your aborted fetus before you board a plane just in case they think you have PTSD and might take the plane down because you regret your life decisions. This could really prevent a lot of public issues!!!! Email each politician each ultrasound as well. I'm sure they need to see them all to know what they've achieved here. Just seeing that endless stream of decorpora would cause such great mental resonance. Great Idea!
Connie Bischoff April 11, 2012 at 09:13 PM
I thought this was 2012 and not 1012... and if the women of RI do not stand up for their rights and object to this invasion of privacy, maybe they deserve to go back to the middle ages.
Linda Finn April 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM
I wonder if dan Reilly really has any idea of the implications of him thinking that he, as a legislator , can impose unnecesary medical procedures on the women in this state? Does he REALLY think that his constituents, male or female want our laws to interfere with a patient and doctor's relationship to force a doctor to do this????!!!
mandy April 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I agree with linda


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