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  •  I think you misunderstood me (2+ / 0-)
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    SneakySnu, milton333

    The level of pain is entirely irrelevant. I made it fairly clear that I don't support anything like this regardless. I was, however, curious to hear that this is a painful procedure for many women because I had not heard that before.

    I think that from a messaging, marketing, and branding strategy standpoint that making a fuss about this as a horrible procedure is a loser in the eyes of the public - because, as I pointed out, it is a completely acceptable procedure that women undergo during healthy pregnancies (usually multiple times). Our message in supporting women's rights should be that it doesn't matter what the procedure is; if it's unnecessary, if it's forced, and if it's unwanted it infringes on women's rights.

    Could you imagine anyone passing a law that says men had to have a prostate exam before they could legally receive a vasectomy? Of course not, which is why the fact that it's a transvaginal ultrasound is irrelevant to the fact that it infringes women's rights - it could be any unnecessary medical procedure and the logic would still stand.

    I've clarified my political position on this for clarity's sake, but my original comment really was just one of curiosity.

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