Someone needs to tell The Legislature that The Onion is not for real.
But no, they gotta take it as fact, a model to be followed.
A little bit ago The Onion, nominally a satire newspaper, ran an article saying that abortion foes wanted a new law that required a mother seeking an abortion to first paint the baby’s room and name the kid. Ha ha.
The Utah House, Friday, approved a bill to allow women seeking abortions to first see an ultrasound as soon as 3 weeks into the pregnancy and, even though doctors said its medically impossible, look at the fetus heartbeat. Told that three weeks is too soon to see a heartbeat, Rep. Carl Wimmer said “there are arguements on both sides of the issue.”
Huh? Oh, right, this is the Legislature that regularly tells climate scientists that they’re wrong based on belief. Now gestational development is a matter of faith?
Facts: silly things.
Here’s my question: Who’s going to pay for these ultrasounds? Is the Legislature going to pony up?
Seeing as how they’re so adamant against abortion, I would think they’d be happy to, maybe even slap an addition tax on to pay for them which, of course, Utah’s vastly anti-abortion multitudes will happily approve and pay.
And while they’re at it, hand out coupons at abortion clinics for house paint.