Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Reproductive rights; hostility to consent and autonomy.]

"Who doesn't love an ultrasound image of a baby?"—Anti-choice activist Brandi Swindell, who "secured a basement room in the Idaho Capitol to conduct ultrasound procedures Wednesday on six women before an audience of 150" in order to try "to persuade lawmakers to support a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound first. ... The ultrasounds were done on abdomens, not using the more-invasive vaginal equipment."

Despite Swindell's sideshow, the hearing on the bill was canceled and indefinitely postponed. Not because Republicans give a fuck about women and other people with uteri, of course: "Ten House Republicans expressed concern the bill could hurt their chances of re-election."

[H/T to @MarthaPlimpton.]

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