Jon Stewart: Virginia ultrasound law ‘a TSA pat-down inside your vagina’

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 0:02 EDT
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On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted controversial legislation expected to be passed by the Virginia legislature that would require women seeking an abortion undergo a medically unnecessary trans-vaginal ultrasound.

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.

Noting that women are not required to actually view the ultrasound, Stewart said “Virginia could have forced you to watch the image like in the dystopian classic A Clockwork Orange.”

“But instead, they are just going to be coming at you with a giant phallic object — like in A Clockwork Orange.”

After playing a clip of Virginia Gov. Bob McConnell (R) saying that TSA pat-down infringed Americans’ civil liberties, Stewart explained that for women the bill McConnell was about to sign was “like a TSA pat-down inside their vagina.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, 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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