Discussing a trend in state laws that require women to undergo the invasive procedure prior to abortion, DeMint said “thousands of women” in that situation want ultrasounds. (video below)
What the former U.S. Senator from South Carolina overlooked is the fact that forcing women to undergo a trans-vaginal or endovaginal ultrasound could be a crime itself.
Rape is defined as “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”
Thus, compelling a woman to undergo an ultrasound despite her personal objection to the procedure…is rape.
That doesn’t matter much to DeMint, though. “The more the ultrasounds have become part of the law, where a woman gets the opportunity to see that there’s a real child, it’s a beginning to change minds, and I think that’s a good thing.”
For many, though, that “good thing” amounts to double-rape. According to a study by the Medical University of South Carolina, an average of 32,101 women are impregnated by forcible rape every year in the United States. Over 60 percent of the victims choose to end those pregancies.
Currently, 21 states have laws pertaining to ultrasounds before an abortion. In eight, the procedure is mandatory.