OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An advocacy group is suing over an Oklahoma law that prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless she first has an ultrasound and the doctor describes to her what the fetus looks like.
In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court, the Center for Reproductive Rights says that the requirement intrudes on privacy, endangers health and assaults dignity.
The law, set to go into effect Nov. 1, would make Oklahoma the fourth state in the nation to require that ultrasounds be performed before a woman can have an abortion and that the ultrasounds be made available to the patient for viewing, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based health research organization.
The other states are Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. [...]
"Anti-choice activists will stop at nothing to prevent a woman from getting an abortion, but trying to manipulate a woman's decisions about her own life and health goes beyond the pale," said Stephanie Toti, staff attorney in the U.S. Legal Program of the Center for Reproductive Rights and lead attorney on the case.
Isn't it amazing that making sure that a woman knows that she's actually killing an unborn child if she has an abortion is seen as "trying to manipulate a woman's decisions..."? What on earth are the pro-aborts--oh, excuse me, Ms. Toti, pro-death activists--afraid of? That the woman might actually see that tiny head or those tiny hands or those tiny feet and decide that, unlike Ms. Toti, she's not actually enough of a moral monster to go through with the scheduled killing?
Since when does the exercise of what is increasingly (and sickeningly) being called a "fundamental human right" require that the person "exercising" that "right" be kept in complete ignorance as to the enormity and horror of what it is she is actually doing?