It turns out that threatening to rape people for having the temerity to ask for a legal surgical procedure is a bridge too far:
House Republican leaders are expected to try to amend a bill on Wednesday that would require women to undergo a [transvaginal] ultrasound before an abortion.
Legislators and governor’s staff met Tuesday night to hash out a compromise that would make the ultrasounds voluntary, but not mandatory, before an abortion, several people with knowledge of the meeting said Wednesday.
But lest you think that this means that the GOP has decided to treat women as full human beings, and our bodily autonomy as a matter of some concern? Read on:
[Virginia Governor Robert ] McDonnell, who held a news conference on a unrelated matter on Wednesday, declined to answer reporters’ questions about the ultrasound legislation or Tuesday night’s meeting.
“You know what I’m concerned about? I’m concerned about the budget,’’ McDonnell said as he walked away with security and aides.
If we’ve learned nothing else from the Komen and state-sanctioned-rape battles, though, I hope to God we’ve learned that raising our voices in outrage makes a difference.
The battle continues.