Friday, January 23, 2009

Help or Harm?

Created by: Jillian

Connecticut State Representative Rowe of the 123rd district, one of Connecticut's most anti-choice legislators has introduced a bill with the stated purpose of "helping women make informed decisions about abortion". Why, then oh why, would his proposal to have women view an ultrasound photo of the fetus prior to the performance of an abortion be a requirement?

If Representative Rowe is really interested in "helping" women to make informed decisions...then why not offer them this as an option or better yet...provide our state's students with comprehensive, medically accurate and age appropriate sex education so that they can make informed decisions about their reproductive health which might prevent them from needing an abortion.

This legislation is an anti-choice tactic that has been tried in other states throughout the country. It's completely inappropriate and once again fails to acknowledge the underlying reasons why women seek abortions--unintended pregnancies. There is no need to waste time implementing greater restrictions on abortion when what we should be focusing on is prevention!

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