You can’t make this shit up. Michelle Bachmann proposed a bill last Thursday called the “Heartbeat Informed Consent Act.” This abortion-deterrent bill isn’t going to go anywhere, especially in the senate, so there’s nothing really to worry about, but it is scary anyway.
This is how it is supposed to work (from the Huffington Post): “The "Heartbeat Informed Consent Act" requires doctors to make the fetal heartbeat visible and audible to the woman prior to the abortion procedure and to describe the ultrasound image to her in detail, even if she prefers not to hear about it. If the woman is between four and five weeks pregnant, the doctor has to perform a "transvaginal ultrasound" in order to hear the heartbeat, which involves a probe and can be physically uncomfortable for the woman.”
That’s right! If I am four to five weeks pregnant, some doctor is going to UNNECESSARILY stick a probe up my vagina so that I can hear my fetus’ heartbeat as clear as can be. Having a run-of-the-mill ultrasound that can pick up sound just won’t cut it (even though you can hear that heartbeat damn well that way!). They’ve gotta shove some probably cold ass metal probe up me. Nice. Real nice. Why not do a rectal exam while they’re at it. You know, anything to try and get me not to have an abortion. Let’s do everything we can to bring another mouth into this world which Republicans care nothing about when it’s out of the womb.
Let me say this clearly: STAY THE SHIT OUT OF MY VAGINA!
How can Bachmann ever think to propose such a thing!?!??!? That is way beyond me. I thought Republicans were all about getting the government out of our lives as much as possible. Not for Bachmann. She wants the government up my vagina! And let me tell you, the government has no business up there. I'll choose who goes up there, thank you.
Like I said, this bill will go nowhere. But why the hell are we electing people to our national political stage who come up with this shit? We are such stupid people that elect such stupid people.