Tuesday, April 3, 2012
TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUND BILL DEAD
Sen. Hob Bryan (D - Amory) today killed HB 1196, the forced transvaginal ultrasound bill, by not calling it up for consideration in Senate Judiciary B, the committee he chairs. The bill passed the House earlier in the month, leading to fears that the State of Mississippi would effectively violate rape victims a second time by forcing doctors to insert the transvaginal ultrasound wand into their vaginas prior to the termination of their rape-induced pregnancy. Kudos to Sen. Bryan for having more courage than quite a number of his colleagues.