Virginia’s Ultrasound Law Is Big Government Micromanaging Doctors
The State of Virginia is trying to pass a law requiring that women who are seeking an abortion be given an ultrasound first. After some heavy push back by liberals – with some arguing that this is tantamount to rape, and others calling it “basically torture,” Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is saying he won’t sign the law.
This was after previous statements saying he would sign the law.
Setting aside the political squabbling and the hyperbole surrounding this issue (ultrasounds aren’t rape or torture), I do have to object to the law.
I’m very pro-life. I believe that life begins at conception. This isn’t a matter of opinion or religion but rather science. Life begins at conception and is a continuum of growth and development until death, be it from old age or the abortionist’s scalpel.
Like it or not, though, abortion is currently a legal medical procedure. I wish it weren’t so, but it is, and I worry about the precedent we’re setting by micromanaging the way doctors go about this legal procedure.
I hope that one day abortion is made illegal. Until then, how about we just let doctors (and not legislators) decide the best way to care for their patients?Tags: Abortion, big government, ultrasounds, virginia