Maddow: Forced vaginal probe ultrasound not just a Virginia story

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, February 27, 2012 23:43 EDT
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On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted that lawmakers in Virginia were not the only ones pushing for legislation that would require women to receive an ultrasound before terminating their pregnancy.

Alabama, Pennsylvania and Arizona are also considering bills that would require a woman to receive a trans-vaginal ultrasound before having an abortion.

“The question remains not just whether or not Republicans are going to continue full steam ahead with this kind of policymaking, but whether or not Democrats are going to realize that there is an issue for them to campaign on here,” Maddow said.

“That Republicans shouldn’t just be stopped on these issues, but maybe there is some room for Democrats to gain politically here.”

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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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