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(Huffington Post)   Old and busted: Forcing women to have unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds to get an abortion. New hotness: Forcing women to have TWO unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds to get an abortion   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 52
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2013-02-21 08:48:41 PM
10 votes:

apoptotic: I'm curious what the punishment will be if a woman fails to return for a second ultrasound, but I can't seem to find the text of the bill. Do they plan to monitor medical records on a monthly or weekly basis and arrest the patient and/or doctor if the patient fails to return, or what?


they put the baby back in
2013-02-21 10:06:42 PM
9 votes:
"I got pregnant vaginally," she said.

Whoa, whoa, whoa- TMI, LADY.  I prefer to leave a little sense of mystery in the world.
2013-02-21 09:28:54 PM
5 votes:

Githerax: Just kill the babies and get on with it.  Who needs 'em anyway.


Dingoes and Pagans, for starters.
2013-02-21 11:34:01 PM
3 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: LIES.

1. You didn't capitalize "Bible." Your soul would have prevented any typos.

2. Lack of sesquipedalian loquaciousness. You are not a GOP politician.


Typical liberal racism.

I happen to be a potato, sir. And a God-fearing one at that. This bears with it some mental challenges none of which I expect you to be sensitive of.

Good day!
2013-02-21 10:59:08 PM
3 votes:
Really, all this shiat does is show you who should have been aborted about 40-50 years ago.
2013-02-21 10:03:53 PM
3 votes:

Fluorescent Testicle: That laser-like focus on jobs strikes again, I see.


Obstetrician is a job and transvaginal ultrasound wands ain't gonna make themselves. Lube, rubber glove makers, people who wash the hospital gowns that the women get to put on... lots o' jobs. Hell, we should make em get a TVUS wanding once a week for 10 years afterwards just to make sure the baby didn't come back
2013-02-21 09:52:28 PM
3 votes:
Can you imagine Rowsdower's buddy (Breitbart edition) in line to take on a Bogart at Hogwarts during Year 3?

It turns into a vagina ----- Rowdower's buddy yells "Ridikulous!" ---- then it turns into Trickle Down Economics.
2013-02-21 09:32:09 PM
3 votes:

ryant123: "I got pregnant vaginally," she said. "Something else could come in my vagina for a medical test that wouldn't be that intrusive to me. So I find that argument a little ridiculous."

Wow. I don't even know what to say to that.


"Look, I'm not anti-vagina... I have *friends* who are vaginas!"
2013-02-21 09:31:26 PM
3 votes:
I've just invented an ultrasound wand that's just about as thin as coat-hangar wire.

I'm shopping around for medical equipment manufacturers. Any takers?
2013-02-21 08:11:04 PM
3 votes:
Doing it this way will make it an easier sell.

seecolombia.travel


2....2...transvaginal ultrasounds.  Ah ah ah.
2013-02-22 07:28:08 AM
2 votes:

ryant123: "I got pregnant vaginally," she said. "Something else could come in my vagina for a medical test that wouldn't be that intrusive to me. So I find that argument a little ridiculous."

Wow. I don't even know what to say to that.


You give your condolences to her husband because either she's numb in her lady parts or he has a peener the size of a pencil or both.
2013-02-21 10:35:47 PM
2 votes:
Please don't be Virginia, please don't be Virginia, please don't be Virginia....

(opens link)

It's not Virginia, oh thank you sweet baby jesus.  I guess it pays to have a governor with national goals next year, the herp a derp is cut down this session.
2013-02-21 10:33:04 PM
2 votes:

ryant123: "I got pregnant vaginally," she said. "Something else could come in my vagina for a medical test that wouldn't be that intrusive to me. So I find that argument a little ridiculous."

Wow. I don't even know what to say to that.


How about this:
"If your poop has come out, then would it be not intrusive for penis to go in?  You know, for a medical test.  Checking your prostate for example."
2013-02-21 10:20:59 PM
2 votes:
"I got pregnant vaginally," she said. "Something else could come in my vagina for a medical test that wouldn't be that intrusive to me. So I find that argument a little ridiculous."

Just... Jesus. Once you've been penetrated once, any other penetrations don't matter? Let's all just pile on in there. One penis has been in there, so there is now no number of additional penises which will be considered intrusive.
2013-02-21 09:44:01 PM
2 votes:
For a bunch of closeted homosexuals, republicans sure like sticking things into women's lady parts.
2013-02-21 09:11:31 PM
2 votes:
So that whole 'don't put government between patients and their doctors" spiel you guys had against Obamacare .... did you at least give it a decent burial after your aborted it?
2013-02-21 08:59:05 PM
2 votes:
If at first you don't derp, derp derp again.
2013-02-21 08:43:05 PM
2 votes:
Double penetration?
2013-02-21 08:27:17 PM
2 votes:
The GOP really loves to lose national and statewide elections, don't they.
2013-02-21 08:03:19 PM
2 votes:
Rape rape.
2013-02-22 08:56:51 AM
1 votes:

Fast Moon: I had to have a trans-vaginal ultrasound to examine an ovarian cyst.  It wasn't "painful" per se, but it was certainly very uncomfortable, mostly due to a lot of pressure in a sensitive area.  If something like that was forced on a rape victim, I'd say it would be the equivalent of, "Hey, you just got kicked in the nads, so we're going to put your balls in a vice for 10 minutes to make sure nothing's broken."


Or more simply put, it is an unnecessary medical procedure designed to make the person reconsider the choice to have an abortion. So this is like pulling out one of your teeth to show you how painful surgery is before you have that appendectomy.
2013-02-22 08:06:37 AM
1 votes:

Raharu: And I see we have a call coming in on the shill troll hotline lets cut to that and see who's calling,


tony41454: Make them take three or four. It shouldn't be made easy for them to kill their babies.

Give him a hand folks, Tony41454, phoning in his daily troll.


Cut him some slack--he's been having a really hard time since the truth hit him early last November.
2013-02-22 01:37:11 AM
1 votes:
"I got pregnant vaginally," she said. "Something else could come in my vagina for a medical test that wouldn't be that intrusive to me. So I find that argument a little ridiculous."

Ms. Swayze, you must now hand in your woman card and vagina.  You are no longer allowed to be considered female.
2013-02-22 01:25:07 AM
1 votes:

Mikey1969: pciszek: Mikey1969: Here in Utah, you have people run for the Legislature and the state liquor board on a teetotaler platform, never having consumed a drop of alcohol in their lives

Here in Colorado, people get elected to the public transportation board of directors with the stated goal of eliminating public transportation.  Ditto for public education occasionally.

Well, I guess I can sleep tonight knowing that I'm not alone in being in a state where assholes decide they want to play Napoleon and fark up everybody's life, simply because they can.


To be fair, alcohol affects teetotalers as well as drinkers. I don't drink, but I'm still at risk from drunk drivers, still have to deal with the bar owners across the street, etc. Lots of alcohol issues go beyond people consuming it in their own homes -- bars affect everyone.
2013-02-21 11:40:53 PM
1 votes:

MurphyMurphy: Lenny_da_Hog: LIES.

1. You didn't capitalize "Bible." Your soul would have prevented any typos.

2. Lack of sesquipedalian loquaciousness. You are not a GOP politician.

Typical liberal racism.

I happen to be a potato, sir. And a God-fearing one at that. This bears with it some mental challenges none of which I expect you to be sensitive of.

Good day!


Oh, right. This is STATE-level GOP. Forgive me, my Tuber-American brother and/or sister and/or transgender.
2013-02-21 11:37:08 PM
1 votes:

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Bucky Katt: Every GOPer who votes for this should automatically receive a trans anus ultrasound.

I suspect it's a great way to check for prostate cancer. Colon cancer too. Bladder cancer. Heck, maybe it should be mandatory every 3 months for men over 50.


How else are we to know if a baby crawled up our asses in the middle of the night while we were sleeping? Now that I think about it, I demand weekly transanal ultrasounds for everyone.  Think of the children.
2013-02-21 11:30:09 PM
1 votes:

MurphyMurphy: Snarfangel: Who are we to say how many unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds are enough?

I didn't want to let on, but I guess this is an appropriate time. I'm Indiana state Senator Travis Holdman. Maybe I can clear up some of the questions regarding this bill so you can better understand why we have proposed this measure that is of the utmost importance to our entire political party.

You ask a good question, who are we to say? See? This is why we have a bible. In such sacred matters of sanctity and sacredness, for the children, we should defer to God's judgement.

To those that oppose our proposed multiple transvaginal ultrasound plans I say this:

I hear your concerns and I want you to know I'm praying very hard for God to send me any sign... any sign at all... that this isn't what he would want us to do.

Should God deem it fit to tell me to redact this bill, I assure you I will do so.


LIES.

1. You didn't capitalize "Bible." Your soul would have prevented any typos.

2. Lack of sesquipedalian loquaciousness. You are not a GOP politician.
2013-02-21 11:28:35 PM
1 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: It's working for them.


Dooooooon't stop, beleeeeeeeeeeeevin...
2013-02-21 11:25:49 PM
1 votes:

skullkrusher: Fluorescent Testicle: That laser-like focus on jobs strikes again, I see.

Obstetrician is a job and transvaginal ultrasound wands ain't gonna make themselves. Lube, rubber glove makers, people who wash the hospital gowns that the women get to put on... lots o' jobs. Hell, we should make em get a TVUS wanding once a week for 10 years afterwards just to make sure the baby didn't come back


You want more jobs involving lube, rubber gloves, gown washers?

Then try this for a new Republican jobs initiative: gay bondage nightclubs.
2013-02-21 11:25:33 PM
1 votes:

Snarfangel: Who are we to say how many unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds are enough?


I didn't want to let on, but I guess this is an appropriate time. I'm Indiana state Senator Travis Holdman. Maybe I can clear up some of the questions regarding this bill so you can better understand why we have proposed this measure that is of the utmost importance to our entire political party.

You ask a good question, who are we to say? See? This is why we have a bible. In such sacred matters of sanctity and sacredness, for the children, we should defer to God's judgement.

To those that oppose our proposed multiple transvaginal ultrasound plans I say this:

I hear your concerns and I want you to know I'm praying very hard for God to send me any sign... any sign at all... that this isn't what he would want us to do.

Should God deem it fit to tell me to redact this bill, I assure you I will do so.
2013-02-21 11:16:17 PM
1 votes:
I guess it's not too early to start losing in 2016.
2013-02-21 11:15:12 PM
1 votes:
Who are we to say how many unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds are enough?
2013-02-21 11:02:31 PM
1 votes:
Every GOPer who votes for this should automatically receive a trans anus ultrasound.
2013-02-21 10:54:09 PM
1 votes:

gadian: killershark: gadian: killershark:
What? No. Normally women begin prenatal treatment at six to eight weeks and any average obgyn is going to verify a pregnancy at that point with a transvaginal ultrasound after a positive test result from a urine sample. And in some cases, you will have more than one transvaginal ultrasound to make sure there is a heartbeat and the fetus is developing properly. If you're getting an abortion, a doctor will still need to verify there is a fetus with a transvaginal ultrasound so as not to perform an unnecessary procedure.

Nah.  At least not mine or any experience of any pregnant woman I've ever met.  And, for the record, I just had a kid less than two years ago. Could be regional things though, but I doubt it.  The general consensus I've always heard is don't start pre-natal treatments until after the first trimester because of the huge risk of miscarriage.  No sense in wasting the money or getting too attached.


Bizarre. I had my second baby within the last two years as well and with both my kids I had two transvaginal ultrasounds each and so did many of the moms I know. It must be a regional thing then. At least now all this debate makes more sense to me. It's definitely an invasive procedure for sure, but I just assumed that every woman had to go through that whether they planned to carry to term or not.
2013-02-21 10:53:58 PM
1 votes:
This may sound like a really stupid question, but... what if the woman doesn't show up for the second ultrasound?  Are they going to put the fetus back in there or something?  I mean this is kind of a paper tiger isn't it?
2013-02-21 10:45:34 PM
1 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: What, you think the GOP has to reach centrist voters or something? Did you fall asleep in the Eisenhower administration and just wake up?


I was awake during the Romney campaign, where he won 44% of the female vote, compared to Obama's 54%.

But please, keep pushing female voters away.  Proceed.
2013-02-21 10:42:05 PM
1 votes:
If only there was way to shut the whole thing down....
2013-02-21 10:39:45 PM
1 votes:
This proposal is not entirely surprising and is somewhat understandable. Following criticism of suggesting that women be subjected to one transvaginal ultrasound scan prior to access to an abortion, Republican legislatures naturally assessed the likelihood that the correct response to that criticism be a requirement of two transvaginal ultrasound scans to be 50% (where zero such scans would be the alternative also with a 50% likelihood of being correct). They merely selected the incorrect of two equally probable options.
2013-02-21 10:21:49 PM
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann: Pincy: It's a good thing we have government around to tell doctors how to do their jobs.

It's a good thing we've got those small-government Republicans there to keep the government in check.


Double-standards are a *kind* of standard.
2013-02-21 10:14:06 PM
1 votes:
Somebody needs to Photoshop the Statue of Liberty being rape wanded. That might be the only way to get through to these sub-sentient prolapsed rectums.
2013-02-21 09:59:15 PM
1 votes:
The repubs lost the last election because they pissed off the blacks, the women, the gays and the Latinos. Their own analysis of the election indicated that and they've been talking about nothing else about how they have to reach out to these groups, among others. Today on Fark were stories about how the repubs have come up with new initiatives calculated to piss off women, Latinos and gays. All we need is a story about some teatard saying something stupid about the blacks and maybe a deliberate insult to college students and the the paranoid intolerance trifecta will be complete.
2013-02-21 09:49:39 PM
1 votes:
See, the Republican party is the party of job creators!  Think of all the jobs giving transvaginal ultrasounds this law's gonna create!
2013-02-21 09:46:20 PM
1 votes:
DNRTFA, but I expected this a while back.

The first transvaginal ultrasound is really traumatic and not something someone would look forward to, but the patient might not know what they're getting into.  But!  Traumatize them with it, then tell them that before they can get that abortion, they gotta go through it AGAIN!

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
2013-02-21 09:20:59 PM
1 votes:
How about we make them have ultrasounds constantly until they change their minds?
2013-02-21 09:20:44 PM
1 votes:
Three cheers for smaller government! Long live liberty!
2013-02-21 09:11:05 PM
1 votes:

Peki: Where's the pic of Dr. Hathaway's house blown open by popcorn?

Because that's the amount we'll need for this and the 2014 elections.


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2013-02-21 09:01:17 PM
1 votes:
Where's the pic of Dr. Hathaway's house blown open by popcorn?

Because that's the amount we'll need for this and the 2014 elections.
2013-02-21 08:54:44 PM
1 votes:
It's a good thing we have government around to tell doctors how to do their jobs.
2013-02-21 08:53:44 PM
1 votes:
Talk about doubling down on the derp.
2013-02-21 08:43:46 PM
1 votes:

Felgraf: Oh COME ON.


says the guy in the three thousand dollar suit
2013-02-21 08:41:15 PM
1 votes:
Oh COME ON.
2013-02-21 06:53:02 PM
1 votes:
Why not make it a baker's dozen? Those whores won't feel a thing, right? I mean they have no heart or soul. Let's just put them in camps.
 
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