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Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Says Women Should Close Their Eyes During State-Mandated Rape—Texas Already Has State-Mandated Rape

Here in Texas, state-mandated rape is already permitted under the forced sonogram law.

Now Pennsylvania is considering a similar measure.

(Above—Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. How would he like it if somebody shoved that microphone inside of him? Photo by Jenn Grover.)

From The Huffington Post-

“During a discussion of a far-reaching mandatory ultrasound bill, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) on Wednesday dismissed off-handedly the insinuation that the measure goes too far, saying, “You just have to close your eyes.”  Corbett reaffirmed his support for the “Women’s Right to Know” Act, which would require doctors to perform an ultrasound on a patient, offer her two personalized copies of the image and play and describe fetal heartbeat in detail before she can have an abortion — “as long as it’s not obtrusive.” He did not indicate whether or not he considered a transvaginal ultrasound to be an intrusive procedure, which the bill would require doctors to perform on a woman whose fetus is not developed enough to be visible by a regular, “jelly-on-the-belly” ultrasound.” 


Close your eyes.

How can conservatives support government forcing unwanted medical procedures on free citizens of our great nation?

How can any person support state-sponsored rape?

Republicans said that 2010 was about jobs, jobs, jobs.

Yet—beyond making the rich even more rich—this state-mandated rape is the kind of thing they have really sought to accomplish.

March 16, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. I might go along with this if politicians would also allow us to do an MRI on their brains to see if they are mentally healthy to hold office.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | March 16, 2012

  2. This reminded me of Clayton Williams on rape – “if it is inevitable, just lay back and enjoy it.”

    The silver lining, I suppose, is that Clayton Williams, by being so blatantly heinous, helped elect Ann Richards.

    Comment by nonsequiteuse | March 16, 2012

  3. “How can conservatives support government forcing unwanted medical procedures on free citizens of our great nation?”

    Neil, you’re being dishonest if you’re pretending your opposition to unwanted medical procedures is categorical. It isn’t.

    You (and I) support unwanted medical procedures on free citizens in some cases. We do so after weighting competing interests, like the citizen’s interest in personal autonomy versus the social interest in containing epidemics or preventing blindness. The difference is in how we define and weigh those interests and which procedures we pick.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | March 16, 2012

  4. These are the politicians voted into office by the people of Texas and Pennsylvania. It says just as much about those voters and non-voters as about the politicians.

    Comment by Ron | August 25, 2012

  5. That is doublr-true. In the end the work of freedom is very much up to each of us and up to our collective efforts as citizens.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | August 25, 2012

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