Virginia and abortion

Hmm, it seems that politicians can recognize when they’ve done something stupid (via here):

A Republican effort to require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion is in serious jeopardy after Gov. Bob McDonnell backtracked on the issue and the author of the Senate version of the bill asked that her legislation be stricken.

McDonnell issued a statement prior to a House of Delegates debate on the issue Wednesday, saying he would not support forcing women to undergo an ultrasound in which a probe is inserted into the vagina. That is the common method of performing an ultrasound for women in the early stages of pregnancy.

If you follow this stuff, it’s obvious that many people who are against abortion want to punish anyone who gets one. The problem is that most people don’t agree with that sentiment and that means the anti-abortion people try to disguise the punishment–like they did here. Here the punishment was too obvious and they backed down. They’ll try again.

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