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  •  Why would most women receive an ultrasound (1+ / 0-)
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    prior to an abortion?  It's not necessary for confirming a pregnancy or establishing the approximate age of the embryo.  An ultrasound is completely unnecessary unless the doctor or women believes there is a potential problem either with the pregnancy or development of the fetus.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 09:02:31 AM PST

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    •  Blood tests give a number for HCG, (2+ / 0-)
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      which is the hormone produced when there is a pregnancy.  Those numbers can vary dramatically.  If a woman is not sure when the date of her last period was or is someone who has irregular periods, then the visualization of the embryonic sac can help determine the date of the pregnancy.  I imagine for an abortion provider preparing a D&C that knowing the specific date in the pregnancy would be necessary.  

    •  I think we are supposed to be... (2+ / 0-)
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      Penny GC, historys mysteries

      Grateful that the Republitards have this overwhelming concern for Consumer Protection and want to demonstrate it with "Pics or, it Never Happened."

      Science is not to be believed, the earth is flat, the universe revolves around the earth, the moon landing was a hoax filmed out in the desert someplace...

      And Oh Yea...
      The WMD's in Iraq are there... You Betcha!

      Can Darwin's Law work faster please?
      The conservative species is begging for extinction by their failure to evolve...

      "Do you realize the responsibility I carry?
      I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."
      ~John F. Kennedy~

      -7.5,-5.8

      by Oldestsonofasailor on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:06:22 AM PST

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    •  It is necessary for dating n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      Thought is only a flash in the middle of a long night, but the flash that means everything - Henri Poincaré

      by milton333 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 11:11:49 AM PST

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      •  Also for confirming intrauterine pregnancy (2+ / 0-)
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        SneakySnu, historys mysteries

        It would not be an appropriate standard of care to administer an abortion to a woman without confirming that it was an intrauterine, and not ectopic, pregnancy.

        Thought is only a flash in the middle of a long night, but the flash that means everything - Henri Poincaré

        by milton333 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 11:19:58 AM PST

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