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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Apparently inspired by Virginia’s ill-fated attempt to force women to undergo an invasive ultrasound before undergoing an abortion, Alabama lawmakers have been working hard to move a similar ultrasound bill through their State Senate.

The Alabama bill — which would require women seeking an abortion to first submit to either a trans-vaginal or trans-abdominal ultrasound, would give the woman no choice of which procedure would be performed, and has been labeled by one state senator as “state-sanctioned rape” — was moved through the Alabama Senate Health Committee last week by Republican chairman Greg Reed.

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