The Supreme Court effectively established that North Carolina cannot force women to receive ultrasounds before having abortions. The law had required physicians to display and describe the sonogram, reciting the state’s message even when the patient physically avoided seeing or hearing it.

In early term pregnancies the ultrasound usually must be performed vaginally in order to obtain an image. The state had, quite literally, extended its reach into the vagina. I found that interesting.

I myself would have allowed the law to stand, provided the mandate was expanded so that every supporting politician was required to have an anal sonogram-- displayed and described live on C-span-- for each abortion performed.

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I myself would have allowed the law to stand, provided the mandate was expanded so that every supporting politician was required to have an anal sonogram-- displayed and described live on C-span-- for each abortion performed.

That's not quite enough for me. They would need to pay each woman the equivalent of restitution for raping her, and serve a term in prison for it.

Now tell me...would that C-span-televised-sonogram-of-politicians-in-NC be a weekly or monthly event?

I think we should go with hourly

I agree. It's a ridiculous law that's designed to make a woman feel guilty about a situation she already feels upset about in the first place. I've made this argument many times: If you want to reduce the amount of abortions in the USA, create a society that HELPS single parents get a job, an affordable place to live, and affordable daycare. Or adopt these babies and pay for their upbringing with your own money!

Most of these women lack the financial means or the emotional maturity to handle being a parent. And many of them have unprotected sex with guys who are ne'er-do-wells that have no plans to get a job and live a responsible life. I don't understand why anyone would want to force childbirth under those circumstances without providing that child the means to survive in this world. 

My mother is one of those who is vehemently opposed to abortion. Yet she will bitch and moan about how all these unwed mothers are living on the dole. She cares not a bit about their plight after the baby is born, only that the child has the opportunity to be born into a life that will probably be fraught with poverty and misfortune. I don't understand the mentality.

If you want to reduce the amount of abortions in the USA, create a society that HELPS single parents get a job, an affordable place to live, and affordable daycare.

As well as workplace protections that prevent employers from penalizing them for the routine efforts that come with being a single parent - like dealing with a sick kid, needing to meet with a teacher, etc.

You could, of course, provide free contraceptives - that might help address the problem. An avoided pregnancy is far better than an aborted one on the poor woman's emotions.

Scalia is insane. However, the fact he is there gives the bigots and extremists the feeling that they are represented in the Supreme Court. It's good to have all people represented, even if they aren't to everyone's liking.
Wow, just wow.

Also, if a woman wants an abortion for the simple reason that she doesn't want to be pregnant, that is good enough too. End the condescending judgement right now. This is SO far from my world. Here, you just call the hospital, or you can even show up, bypassing your regular doctor, and have an abortion before week 12. No questions asked, no money charged.

Of course, if you wanna talk about it, the team is there for you. Having little money in Norway while expecting is not the end of the world either. Decent benefits are available to expecting mothers, more if you are single. Higher education is possible to do even if you're a new mom. People who contest reproductive rights make me so angry.
And yeah, anally probe them good and hard!

Is that newly metaphoricalized fist holding something, or is it ...

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