Study: 99% of Abortion Clinics Perform Ultrasounds
11:33 AM, Feb 22, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Liberals and the mainstream media have been denouncing a proposed ultrasound law in Virginia as akin to rape (Jon Stewart and Meghan McCain joined in the demagoguery last night). "[T]he law provides that women seeking an abortion in Virginia will be forcibly penetrated for no medical reason," wrote Slate's Dahlia Lithwick. But as Alana Goodman reported yesterday, Planned Parenthood clinics already require ultrasounds prior to performing surgical and drug-induced abortions. Today, Steven Ertelt reports on a 2003 study that found 99% of abortion clinics perform an ultrasound prior to performing an abortion. If there is "no medical reason" for these ultrasounds, as Lithwick and friends contend, then why are Planned Parenthood and other abortionists requiring them?