Constituents laugh at Republican’s ignorance of trans-vaginal ultrasounds

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, February 28, 2013 17:28 EDT
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During a town hall meeting last week, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) claimed to be ignorant of trans-vaginal ultrasounds and their recent involvement in the debate over abortion rights.

Duffy was asked whether he supported the Woman’s Right to Know her Unborn Child Act, which would require a woman to receive a trans-vaginal ultrasound prior to terminating her pregnancy. Top Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature have said the bill was a “priority” and “long overdue.”

But Duffy said he didn’t know what a trans-vaginal ultrasound was.

“I haven’t had one,” he remarked.

His comment was greeted with laughter.

“I haven’t heard of it,” Duffy added. “And just like I told you I’m pro life, and I know that you are too, but I’m not willing to say I’ll support what you’re talking about because I haven’t seen the bill, even though we’re probably in agreement on that issue.”

The Republican lawmaker has described himself as “100 percent pro-life without exceptions.” During a debate last year, Duffy called the group NARAL Pro-Choice America “disgusting” because they supported “late term abortions and partial birth abortions.” He has supported a number of anti-abortion bills in Congress.

Listen to audio, uploaded to YouTube by Wisconsin Democrats, 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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