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Illinois Dems Poison Ultrasound Bill

Illinois Dems Poison Ultrasound Bill

Democrats are finally showing some political savvy and using all tools at their disposal to block or weaken the flurry of anti-woman, anti-choice bills. In Illinois, this means passing poison-pill amendments to kill a mandatory ultrasound bill.

Amendments to the ultrasound bill were approved in committee and would tighten the regulations on who can perform ultrasounds; require disclosure of the cost of the ultrasound; extend the ultrasound requirement to dozens of other medical procedures; tie insurance coverage of erectile dysfunction medication to that of birth control pills; and require counseling for men seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction.

State Rep. Joe Lyons, (R), the original sponsor of the bill is not pleased with the amendments now tied to the bill as means his bill is dead.

The beauty of these poison-pill amendments is that they take the rhetoric fueling the ultrasound bills at its face and in doing so exposes the true hypocrisy in the anti-choice position here. These bills are not “protecting” women, or “educating” or doing anything else other than controlling. And the fact that the bill will now fail is all the proof needed on that point.

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4:42AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Thank you.

10:35AM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

This is the genius of the Illinois Democrats.

4:57AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Hahahahahahhaa- I love the part about erectile dysfunction meds and the Pill getting equal status in regards to insurance coverage... Normally I hate "poison pill" amendments, but this bill had to go.....

5:10PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

If you live in ILLonois and you are pro choice, you should re-elect the incumbants who voted against the bill and vote out all the incumbants out of office for voting in favor of the bill.

1:07PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Total hypocrisy from the Republican Party that says it wants less government and then wants to interject itself by law into our personal lives.

"Whenever 'A' attempts by law to impose his moral standards upon 'B,' 'A' is most likely a scoundrel."
H. L. Mencken

Vote out all the scoundrels!

5:10AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Finally, hope for some sanity.

11:54PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Thanks.

9:50PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

@ Heidi A. The reason is simple, most of the banana brained lawmakers are men.

8:51PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Some day the repugs will wake up.

8:46PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

If you are Republican wake up, we could loose this election because you are consumed with Religion and Personal agendas that make no sense, grow up so we can hopefully take our country back. How stupid can you get, you could loose this election, because of what, ATTITUDE?

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