Thursday, February 14, 2013

WISGOP Poised To Legalize Sexual, Emotional Abuse

Just as it was in 2011, Scott Walker and the other Republicans have a lot of debts to repay for the financial support they received in order to buy their positions.

They are passing the mining bill, even though it won't stand up in court, because they owe the mining and power companies. They're passing bills to sell our children, their education and their futures in order to pay back the education profiteers.

And they are about to pass a bill legalizing the sexual and emotional abuse of women:
“We are in a very good place in Wisconsin,” Vos said. “We have a pro-life Legislature, pro-life governor in Scott Walker and a pro-life attorney general (J.B. Van Hollen). We can all wrap our arms around this agenda.”

And it sounds like the first bill to get a warm reception from Republicans will be what's being dubbed the “Woman’s Right to Know her Unborn Child Act,” also being termed the "ultrasound bill" by pro-choice forces.

The bill would require a woman seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound and be informed of what is visible on the monitoring screen — although the woman would not be forced to look at the image.

“This bill is a priority,” Fitzgerald said. “It is long overdue.”
Barbara Lyons, executive director of the misnamed group Right to Life (Except for the Living), lied through her teeth, claiming that this procedure is non-invasive. This is patently false:
Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, is the former public policy director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. She says requiring an ultrasound to be performed before all abortions would mean an invasive procedure for women who are less than 12 weeks pregnant.

At that stage in a pregnancy, she said, the uterus may be blocked by the pelvis, preventing a traditional ultrasound from picking up the image. Thus, a vaginal ultrasound would need to be performed in order to provide an image for a medical professional to discuss with a woman.

The reaction, as one would imagine, is less than warm. Jenni Dye, Executive Director for NARAL, said:
This is more evidence that the anti-choice leadership seems to have missed the memo from voters in November. Voters are tired of the divisive attacks on women, like subjecting them to invasive transvaginal ultrasounds. It’s time for politicians to do their job, not our doctors'.
Not only does it further prove that the Republicans are willing to sell out to the highest bidders and are crass misogynists, but it also shows their hypocrisy and cowardice.*

Remember, these Republicans are the same people that are afraid to meet their constituents, to see the damage their actions are causing in the real world outside of their ivory towers, and to take any responsibility for the consequences of their actions, whether it is in their political or personal lives.

Until they show real leadership by behaving the same way they expect others to behave, I can not have any respect for them.  In fact, I can not have anything but contempt for these vile creatures.

*And considering how much effort Vos and Fitzgerald put in in getting into different women's vaginas, they'd have figured out by now that their are no jobs in there.


  1. Having had one for a non-pregnancy related medical issue, I can unequivocally state that they are indeed very invasive and quite uncomfortable. I would not wish one on my worst enemy. Perhaps we should be requiring an anal one for men seeking sexual enhancement drugs, just to verify they really need to take them.

  2. Thanks capper.

    IMHO, this is all about April 2. Fitz's got poll numbers and they say his best GOTV for Justice Roggensack is the anti-choice crowd. He thinks they'll beat the pro-choice's GOTV. Hope he's wrong.

  3. Had one of those ultrasounds once. Horrible! And ultrasound tech wouldn't talk about what she saw. Had to wait to see doctor to find out what information was on the ultrasound. Now they are expecting the technician to describe the fetus?

  4. Having had one of these for a non-pregnancy issue I can tell you how very painful it was.
    I mean...extremely painful. This is just one more reason I am a progressive liberal...let's keep these goons out of our bedrooms and our vaginas and what's more...if this happens and it looks like it will, I hope we can then pass legislation that will make men go through something similar so that they know what women go through! Like something invasive in the penis.