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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Shanti S.
S S5 years ago

Thank you.

Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert5 years ago

This is the genius of the Illinois Democrats.

Christine Stewart

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.....

John Kramer
John Kramer6 years ago

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.

Hope S.
Hope S6 years ago

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!

Linda Mccleary
Linda Mccleary6 years ago

Finally, hope for some sanity.

Hello G.
Hello G6 years ago


William Y.
William Y6 years ago

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

Tom Sullivan
Tom C Sullivan6 years ago

Some day the repugs will wake up.

ROLF P6 years ago

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?