Friday, January 12, 2007

SC legislation would require an ultrasound before abortion

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Pregnant women seeking an abortion in South Carolina would first have to look at ultrasound images of their fetus under legislation introduced this week.

The bill's sponsors believe the requirement would lead to fewer abortions, with more women opting for adoption or keeping their child.


Before performing an abortion, doctors would be required to verify the gestational age of a fetus with an ultrasound, then show the ultrasound images to the patient, who must sign a consent form saying she's reviewed them.


"The women of South Carolina are fully capable of asking their doctor for information they need to make private, personal medical decisions. Politicians don't belong in the examining room," said Nancy Keenan, president of the Washington-based group.


The problem is: doctors don't always tell the truth. If they spoke the blunt truth about abortion, then there might not be the need to do this.

The pro-legalized-abortion crowd hates this, because they know that the most effective tactic to dissuade a woman from having an abortion is to show her an ultrasound of her fetus.

Once the woman see that baby, more often than not, she decides against the abortion.

This is why you see the pro-aborts want to stop pro-lifers from showing pregnant women pictures of their own children.

They say they're in favour of informed consent. Most women are not that informed about the unborn child, and most doctors are ideologically resistant to showing all the facts.

If we could have a law like that in Canada, I suspect there would be a measurable drop in abortions.