Abortion ultrasound /informed consent bill moves to Iowa Senate

The legislative alert set forth below from Iowa Right to Life (IRL) pleads for support for what amounts to informed consent as regards abortion. Ultrasound legislation recently passed in the House (H-573) to require that:

“A physician performing an abortion shall certify in the woman’s medical record all of the following prior to the performance of an abortion: a.  That the woman has undergone an ultrasound imaging of the fetus. b.  That the woman is given the opportunity to view the ultrasound image of the fetus. c.  That the woman is given the option of hearing a description of the ultrasound image and hearing the heartbeat of the fetus.

Competent however corrupted medical practice maintains that abortion be performed only after an ultrasound anyway.  For the abortionist the bill adds nothing other than requiring them to merely offer the woman information that in any other setting would be enthusiastically offered, diagnostic image results of a broken arm for example.  Contact information for all state senators is available from the link inside the IRL alert .  We have appended direct links to area senators.

Urgent Action Alert: 
Contact your Senator today!
Several days ago, we broke the news that the Iowa House had passed the life-saving Ultrasound Bill, by a vote of 57-39.
It was immediately sent to the Iowa Senate.  And in true Senator Gronstal fashion, the bill lies completely dormant in the Senate.
Statistics continue to prove that abortion-vulnerable women (and men), when given the opportunity to view her ultrasound image, choose life.
Earlier this week, following comments from Pro-Life Senator David Johnson, Senator Liz Mathis (Linn County) stood up and read from a prepared statement.    She railed against “demeaning, traumatizing, unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds.”    One of the m  ost confounding things was her inability to understand that prior to an abortion, women ARE already receiving these ultrasounds.  (Oftentimes, by NON-medical staff, “Former Planned Parenthood Manager in Iowa Stirs a Nation.”)
This bill simply instructs the abortion industry to let women have the opportunity to view what, or rather who, they are looking at on the ultrasound image.
The exchange between Senator Johnson and Senator Mathis can be viewed here.  It begins at about minute 14 and concludes near the 30 minute mark.
PLEASE contact your Senator ASAP.  Respectfully ask them to support the Ultrasound Bill and to let you know where they stand on the issue.  Find your Senator here.
Let your Senator know NOW that the lives of our unborn children and their mothers far outweigh any other matter before the Legislature.
Thank you so much.
Jenifer Bowen
Executive Director
Local Iowa Senate  e-mailSenator Rita Hart rita.hart@legis.iowa.govSenator Roby Smith     roby.smith@legis.iowa.gov

Senator Joe Seng  joe.seng@legis.iowa.gov

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators

Phone Senate Switchboard:
(515)281-3371

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