I always imagine that the pro-life activist fantasy must go like so:
Woman sees ultrasound of fully formed infant, waving at her lovingly, maybe even saying HI MOMMY! She shrieks, sobs, and decides not to do it.
Given the option of not viewing the ultrasound, the nurse says: BUT WAIT, see the sweet little baby who is WAVING at you? Finally, the woman breaks, and tearfully peeks at the ultrasound after several hours have passed; seeing that the baby is her spittin image, decides not to do it.
I suppose it has to be one of those.
The Associated Press • January 28, 2009
COLUMBIA — Women seeking an abortion in South Carolina would have to wait at least 24 hours after their ultrasound under a bill being considered by a House subcommittee.
The measure would increase the waiting time from an hour to a day. Lawmakers will consider it today.
Last year, legislators passed a bill requiring that women be given the option of viewing the ultrasound. It set the 60-minute wait before getting the procedure.
The compromise was approved after more than a year of debate over whether to require a woman to view the image before an abortion.
Rep. Greg Delleney had been steadfast on a requirement but settled for the option, as a way to reduce abortions. The Chester Republican is also sponsoring the latest bill.