Please go over to Whatever, and read the guest entry entitled, “Where is the physician outrage?”.
It is written by a doctor who actually cares enough about women to protect them from the invasive and involuntary transvaginal ultrasound that seems to be popular among power-abusing, women-controlling, vagina-obsessed theocratic legislators within various women-hating state legislative bodies.
These are the same lawmakers that will be cheering on the petition to the Supreme Court, which complains that the Affordable Care Act forces Americans to buy a product they do not want. And that product doesn’t even force people to allow someone to invade their vagina with a probe. These are the same lawmakers who are perpetually screaming that they want government out of their lives, but not ours. Of course, these crackpots see absolutely no irony here at all, I’m sure – especially since women aren’t actually people to them to begin with.
The post is a must-read.
I’m speaking, of course, about the required-transvaginal-ultrasound thing that seems to be the flavor-of-the-month in politics.
I do not care what your personal politics are. I think we can all agree that my right to swing my fist ends where your face begins.
I do not feel that it is reactionary or even inaccurate to describe an unwanted, non-indicated transvaginal ultrasound as “rape”. If I insert ANY object into ANY orifice without informed consent, it is rape. And coercion of any kind negates consent, informed or otherwise.
In all of the discussion and all of the outrage and all of the Doonesbury comics, I find it interesting that we physicians are relatively silent.
After all, it’s our hands that will supposedly be used to insert medical equipment (tools of HEALING, for the sake of all that is good and holy) into the vaginas of coerced women.
The doctor goes on to provide alternative suggestions to other physicians regarding this outrageous law that forces women against their will to undergo an invasive vaginal probe. Read the rest here. And don’t forget to leave a message of Thanks to the blogger and your kind of doctor in the comment section.
Thank you, Whatever blog.
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