The Virginia Senate passed its mandatory ultrasound bill today. A Democratic Senator tried to amend it so that the Virginia women who are subjected to a mandatory medically unnecessary medical procedure aren’t also required to cover the cost of that procedure. Republicans said, “No thanks.”
The Alabama State Senator who proposed a mandatory transvaginal ultrasound bill has changed it so that a woman would be able to choose between a medically unnecessary transvaginal sonogram and a medically unnecessary abdominal sonogram. Damn, it feels good to have choice, doesn’t it ladies?
Feeling upbeat and chirpy today? I doubt it, if you clicked on any of the above links, but if you are, these figures on women’s bylines in prestigious magazines in 2011 should take care of that.
Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire has apologized for taking so long to come around on marriage equality.