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Amid complaints, “Woman’s Right to Know” approved in appropriations (video)

The controversial bill that requires a 24-hour waiting period before women could get an abortion passed the House Appropriations Subcommittee Thursday on a 6-4 vote.

Several Democrats who oppose the measure argued that women are intelligent enough to make an informed decision without government intervention.

Republican supporters say the bill is about giving women the information they need before such a serious procedure. The measure would also require a woman have an ultrasound, and learn more about the possible risks of having an abortion.

As House Bill 854 makes its way to the House floor, the debate is expected to grow even more heated. Thursday’s vote followed a testy exchange between Democrat Rep. Verla Insko and Republican Rep. Justin Burr.  To listen to their exchange, click below:

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5 Comments

  1. John

    May 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Do your research. The bill does NOT require women to have an ultrasound. It only requires they be offered the opportunity.

  2. Jack

    May 20, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Good thing the Republicans wants government to get out of the way. Can’t imagine what it would be like if they wanted government in the way.

    Things are becoming clearer now. The Republicans wants government out of the lives of business not out of the lives of citizens. The more Republicans can restrict the private lives of citizens the more control the state has over its citizens.

    Next they’ll want you to show proof of identification before voting.

  3. gregflynn

    May 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Do your own research Jack. The current version of H854 is PCS80224

    Not only does the bill require an ultrasound but the proposed statute section 90-21.85. “Ultrasound requirement” requires that one be performed between between 4 hours and 72 hours before the procedure, and has specific requirements for detailed description of the imaging.

  4. gregflynn

    May 20, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Correction: do your own research John. Apologies Jack.

  5. Tina

    May 23, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Interesting that only men are commenting on this post…..GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WOMB!