Parody mocks Virginia trans-vaginal ultrasound bill

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 17:08 EDT
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A video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday mocks legislation proposed in the Virginia Senate that would require women seeking an abortion to undergo a medically unnecessary ultrasound and be given an opportunity to view the ultrasound image.

Since most abortions are performed in the first trimester, when the fetus is too small to be viewed by an abdominal ultrasound, the ultrasound image would need to be captured by inserting a probe into the vagina.

The parody video compares the proposed law to other situations when an ultrasound is unnecessary, such as registering a child for school.

“Here in the Commonwealth we have streamlined our registration process,” a high school employee says in the video. “So all we are going to need you to do is fill out these forms here with your proof of address and we’re going to get you hang out here in the principals office for 24 hours and bang out a trans-vaginal ultrasound. You and your mom.”

Watch the video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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