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Winder on pre-abortion ultrasound law: 'There's no harm done'

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on today's introduction in Idaho of legislation to require an ultrasound before any Idaho woman could have an abortion; similar legislation caused a brouhaha before being withdrawn in Virginia last week because of the prospect that an invasive procedure would be used in order to get a clear picture of the fetus when conducting ultrasounds on women whose pregnancies are at very early stages, prior to six to eight weeks gestation. Idaho's legislation would let patients and doctors choose which procedure to use; Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Meridian, said if the woman and doctor opt for the non-invasive procedure and it provides no clear picture, “Then there's no harm done.”

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Betsy Z. Russell
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