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February 9, 2009

12 States Weigh Ultrasound Abortion Bills

Lawmakers in 12 states are considering bills that would offer or require ultrasounds before a woman gets an abortion, the Associated Press reports.

The states include Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming.

Americans United for Life has state-by-state analysis and recently ranked states based on abortion laws (informed consent, parental involvement, provider requirements), recognition of the unborn (fetal homicide, born alive infant protection), bioethics (cloning, stem cell research, in vitro fertilization), end of life (assisted suicide), right of conscience clauses (healthcare providers and insurers can opt out of abortion).

Best States
1. Pennsylvania
2. Louisiana
3. South Dakota
4. Oklahoma
5. Mississippi
6. Texas
7. North Dakota
8. Nebraska
9. Arkansas
10. Indiana

Worst States
50. California
49. Hawaii
48. Vermont
47. New Jersey
46. Connecticut
45. Nevada
44. Oregon
43. New York
42. Washington
41. Illinois

Comments

when i was pregnant, i contacted my local pro life office and said that i thought this idea of making a women get an ultra sound before getting an abortion a must. i was told at the time that it wouldn't fly. i think its flown..
and i hope it becomes law.
with nobama in office though, i have my doubts.
he has no heart. the tinsman forgot to give it to him, or if he did, he ate it!!

I agree that the ultra sound is a great idea. I worked in a Pro-Life office for several years, where we showed a very tastefull video of an unborn baby in the womb, very much alive. Not one of the women that I was present at of the veiwing, went ahead and had an abortion. This was not even their child and it opened their eyes to the reality. How much more when seeing their own baby. Yes there are some people who are hardened of heart and do it anyway but most are very moved.