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Wisconsin Governor signs abortion bill requiring ultrasounds
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July 6th, 2013, 04:07 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
You know, it's funny. When the federal health care bill (The Affordable Care Act) was being debated, Republicans in both the House and the Senate were crying foul over what they saw as government intrusion in the people's health care. And then they go ahead and do something like this, forcing people to undergo an unnecessary medical procedure at the expense of the patient. And when it comes to the requirement to have the doctors at abortion clinics have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, this is simply a way to eliminate abortion clinics since very few hospitals allow doctors who perform abortions admitting privileges.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the U.S. is a completely backwards country when it comes to people's civil rights. Beyond the freedom of speech (which even then some governments in the U.S. attempt to restrict) and the freedom to bear arms, the U.S. has to be dragged kicking and screaming into the modern world. It has tailed in every civil rights movement, from women's rights to slavery, to abortion, to equal rights for the LGBT community.
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