Add Rhode Island to the list – forced ultrasounds

Posted on April 12, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 12, 2012 by Robin Marty

Forced ultrasound bills have seen their popularity wane since the Pennsylvania and Idaho debacles, but Rhode Island appears determined to at least give theirs a fighting chance.

The House Judiciary Committee will review a forced ultrasound bill, which would “require abortion providers to display and explain the images prior to an abortion,” although women will get to decide whether they want to look at the display or not.

The bill was introduced by Democratic Rep. Karen MacBeth, who has repeatedly sponsored a similar bill because she claims she was “let down” by Planned Parenthood when she went there as a single pregnant woman looking for resources to raise her child. “I saw Planned Parenthood, and I thought it helped you plan your parenthood.”

Posted in: Rhode Island