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Irked by abortion bill, Va. senator adds rectal exams for men

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Irked by abortion bill, Va. senator adds rectal exams for men
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The Roanoke Times
© January 30, 2012
By Michael Sluss

RICHMOND

The state Senate this afternoon gave preliminary approval for legislation that would require pregnant women to undergo ultrasound imaging before an abortion, but not before rejecting a Democratic senator’s attempt to add what she described as “a little gender equity” to the bill.

Democrat Janet Howell of Fairfax County proposed requiring men to undergo a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before getting prescriptions for erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra.

“This is a matter of basic fairness,” Howell said.

Senate Bill 484 would require a pregnant woman to undergo ultrasound imaging to determine the gestational age of the fetus, and be given an opportunity to view the ultrasound image, before having an abortion. The proposed law also requires the abortion provider to keep a printed copy of the ultrasound image in the patient’s file.

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The DUmmies think it is a great idea.
southernyankeebelle (3,558 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
22. I think it is a great idea. I am still laughing and I was trying to read this to my husband.

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Hilarious. Since men want to tell women what to do with their bodies then I think a bill should come before them suggestion any man having more then one child out of wedlock should have a vasectomy. Funny thing I never hear any men agreeing with me on this issue. Hmmmmm interesting. Tell you what to those men who want to tell women what to do with our bodies you mind your business and we will mind ours.
proud2BlibKansan (89,866 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
4. Love it.

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Wish we could bring this senator to Kansas.
WillyT (36,903 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
12. Go Senator Howell !!!
KT2000 (8,434 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
18. Love this and

the Senator too!!
I am so sick of these male anti-abortion politicians using women's bodies as their own property.
Of course they disregard the fact that there are many women who are against abortion on demand as well.