From The New York Times:
The Oklahoma Legislature voted Tuesday to override the governor’s vetoes of two abortion measures, one of which requires women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion.This article also leaves out the fact that the ultrasound has to be vaginally administered if a regular goo-on-your-belly image isn't clear enough (picture of vaginal ultrasound wand here).
Though other states have passed similar measures requiring women to have ultrasounds, Oklahoma’s law goes further, mandating that a doctor or technician set up the monitor so the woman can see it and describe the heart, limbs and organs of the fetus. No exceptions are made for rape and incest victims.
A second measure passed into law on Tuesday prevents women who have had a disabled baby from suing a doctor for withholding information about birth defects while the child was in the womb.
Where are all those tea-party protesters now?
Rep. Michele Bachmann:
That's why people need to continue to go to the town halls, continue to melt the phone lines of their liberal members of Congress," said Bachmann, "and let them know, under no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body and my health care decisions.Oh that's right. They really don't give a shit about the size of government. They just don't want those "other" people getting "any handouts." And by "handouts" I mean treated with any fucking dignity.