The War on Women continues in New Jersey as the media focuses on other issues. Click the link below the quote to read the whole story about the attack on women’s reproductive freedom.
As Trenton and the state media remain wrapped up and involved in the multi-faceted, twisted and interrelated scandals that have collectively been called “Bridgegate,” anti-abortion radicals in our Legislature continue their very real war against the right of women to control their bodies.
Their latest assault is in the form of two identical, dare I saw “twin” bills introduced in both houses. Together they are misleadingly titled the “Full Disclosure Ultrasound Act.” The Assembly’s bill is A848, the Senate’s S231.
Regardless of the name, the bills are aimed at placing another menacing roadblock on a woman’s road to attaining a legal, safe abortion – a road that for many women is one intensely personal and difficult enough without the interference of the state. The bill would require a doctor, as part of the “informed consent process,” to offer an ultrasound that presented the image of the fetus in utero.
Note: The correct bill numbers are A108 in the Assembly and S352 in the Senate for the 2014-15 legislative session.