Why does #PPact Virginia support “raping” women prior to abortions?

Posted by: ST on February 21, 2012 at 8:16 pm

From a 2008 Planned Parenthood Virginia document opposing a proposed ultrasound requirement law (bolded emphasis added by me):

The legislation is not about women’s health and healthcare. It is a thinly veiled attempt to shame women about their decisions or to intimidate them into changing their decisions. If legislators truly cared about womenís health, they would support prevention measures, like full access to birth control, including Emergency Contraception, access to family planning, and quality sexuality education.

• Mandating that a woman view an ultrasound is not about healthcare, as illustrated by the use of the words “unborn child” rather than the medically-accepted term “fetus”. This legislation is about shaming a woman about her personal, private choices.

• Whether or not to view an ultrasound is a personal, private decision that should be made by a woman in consultation with her healthcare provider.

• Planned Parenthood believes honest communication is essential to a healthy providerpatient relationship. We are committed to helping women make their own informed and responsible decisions.

• The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a leading women’s health organization, does not require an ultrasound during the first trimester as a medical necessity, although it is Planned Parenthood’s policy to perform an ultrasound before providing an abortion procedure.

Read that again: “although it is Planned Parenthood’s policy to perform an ultrasound before providing an abortion procedure.” Bbbut, I thought that was considered “rape” by … Planned Parenthood and their supporters? I mean, after all, that “vaginal probe ultrasound” might have to be used in certain instances and, and …

Life News’ Steven Ertelt has much more on Planned Parenthood’s hypocrisy on the modified Virginia abortion law. Make sure to read the whole thing, and then marvel once again at just how utterly and deliberately cruel and deceptive abortion supporters are all over again.

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9 Responses to “Why does #PPact Virginia support “raping” women prior to abortions?”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Have you ever noticed how the idea of a reasoned argument instead of emotional blather never crosses the feeble minds of the terminally offended?

  2. Dennis D says:

    In most cases abortion is not a medical necessity either.

  3. Kate says:

    I don’t know one OB that doesn’t do an ultrasound as soon as you tell them you are pregnant to establish the due date and the health of the baby. It may not be medically “necessary”, but it is a fabulous tool and answers a lot of prenatal questions that make for better care for mother and child.

    What they don’t want to happen is for the potential moms to see their potential child….they want people to call the child a “fetus” for good reason, it dehumanizes them. It also allows the mother to face the choice with more information than they would like them to have. The more ignorant you are the more they like you…thanks PP for making women dependent of your lies and not giving them the whole truth.

  4. If they have full access to birth control why would they need the morning after pill too?

    So much of this statement makes no sense

  5. occamskiss says:

    Y’all oughta find the facts afore gettin’ yo knickers in a knot. Check wiki on ultrasound: “Traditional obstetric sonograms are done by placing a transducer (a device that converts one type of energy into another) on the abdomen of the pregnant woman. One variant, a transvaginal sonography, is done with a probe placed in the woman’s vagina. Transvaginal scans usually provide clearer pictures during early pregnancy and in obese women. Also used is Doppler sonography which detects the heartbeat of the fetus. Doppler sonography can be used to evaluate the pulsations in the fetal heart and bloods vessels for signs of abnormalities.” Now, tell us if PP uses the abdominal transducer or the vaginal probe. VERY different procedures, both called ultrasound.

  6. MissJean says:

    “Y’all oughta find the facts afore gettin’ yo knickers in a knot.”

    I give up. What does this mean?

  7. Kate says:

    Transvaginal ultrasounds are used mainly for diagnosis of uterine, ovarian or peritonal cancers when a mass is confirmed on real time sonograms/ultrasounds. These are not the type of ultrasounds used by a OB to initially establish due dates and check the condition of the baby. I work for a surgical GYN oncologist who treats these conditions.

    This equipment is quite expensive and I don’t think that PP would have them. They might have Doppler/sonographic equipment. Many times if PP finds a condition, say an ovarian mass or a cervical Pap smear is abnormal, PP will refer that patient to an OB who has the equipment and qualifications for it. They really don’t do much in this regard. Even if you have an external cyst they refer you to another OB. The extent of their health care is taking your BP, doing a Pap smear (Depending on age) and general pelvic exams. They do not really treat women’s diseases unless they are of a public health nature (STD’s) even then they want to refer you to a GYN in the neighborhood. All of these are conditions for getting birth control. So in the face of a real health crises such as cancer, PP does not treat. In the face of more complex health issues, PP does not treat.

    I have had personal experience with the organization…when I didn’t have insurance at age 19 to 21. Overall, I had no trouble with them and I was never educated on abortion, just birth control. I am sure if I had any inclination I would have asked, but that wasn’t why I was there. That was over 30 years ago and I am sure a lot has changed since the AIDS virus has been discovered. They were very savy about talking about STDs.

    In short, PP knows that in most cases they would not be doing transvaginal ultrasounds…another lie.

  8. Carlos says:

    1) In order to have “honest communication,” wouldn’t one need to explore all viable alternatives, not just one?

    2) “It is a thinly veiled attempt to shame women about their decisions or to intimidate them into changing their decisions.” Now, wait a minute. Are they talking about the government forcing doctors and health care providers into discussing options, or are they talking about a “thinly veiled” attempt to force women into abortion? And if it’s a “…thinly veiled attempt to shame women…,” why are they calling abortion something to be ashamed of?

    Maybe could be someone screwed that argument up big time?