Sunday, April 10, 2005
On this day:

Hypocrite of the Week: Rosemary Mulligan of Illinois

Illinois Leader: Legislation Seeking to Criminalize Ultrasounds without Doctor's Order Moves in Springfield
Pro-abortion forces won a victory in the Illinois House Wednesday as State Rep. Rosemary Mulligan (R-Park Ridge) successfully passed HB 2492 which would make it a criminal offense for an ultrasound to be administered without a doctor's order. Mulligan said that Planned Parenthood and the Illinois State Medical Society encouraged her to sponsor the legislation because there was a concern about long exposure of fetuses to ultrasound waves. "There's a new little industry that does ultrasound videos on babies before they're born for entertainment purposes," the Cook County legislator told her colleagues. "There is concern about the neurological development with long exposure." [...] Mulligan, who is a strong abortion advocate, said that an ultrasound should not be done for political reasons to make anyone change their minds about any particular purpose.
We certainly cannot have women making informed decisions or actually choosing to let their unborn babies live! We can't have THAT.
Mulligan said that the Federal Drug Administration had warned that muscle and nerve development could be affected by long exposure. "We should be concerned about the long term health of the fetus," Mulligan, who has voted against a ban on partial birth abortion, said.
UNLESS the mother decides to violently end the life of that fetus, in which case the long term health of the fetus is irrelevant.
The bill passed with bi-partisan support with 76 yes votes and 32 no votes. Six voted present. The legislation would make it a Class A misdemeanor for an ultrasound to be performed without a doctor's orders. It now moves to the Illinois Senate, where it will go through committee before a floor vote.
Planned Parenthood concerned about fetal health? No, they're concerned about informed women deciding to keep their babies, which would directly harm the pocketbooks of Planned Parenthood. There is big money at stake, and you know crime pays. Rosemary Mulligan