Did you know that anti-choice lawmakers in Connecticut introduced a bill forcing women to undergo an ultrasound before receiving abortion care?
In 2009, anti-choice lawmakers in
While an ultrasound can be an important tool for doctors when used for medically necessary reasons, no medical procedure should be used to coerce or harass a patient. As a point of reference, an ultrasound is not medically necessary for most women seeking abortion services. Bills such as H.B.5629 in
On a related note, in 2009 Connecticut lawmakers passed and the governor signed a different bill into law ensuring that no individual will perform an ultrasound unless ordered by a licensed health-care provider or medically necessary.
H.B.5629, 2009 Leg., Reg. Sess. (Conn. 2009).