State Rep. Daniel Reilly (Republican- District 72, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth) has co-sponsored a bill that would require medical technicians to perform ultrasounds before abortions.
The bill, H-7205, would also require physicians to provide a detailed description of the ultrasound and reveal the fetus' sex to the woman undergoing the procedure.
We wanted to know what others thought about this pending legislation. Here are just a few comments posted on the Portsmouth Patch's Facebook page Tuesday:
Becky Peckham: its completely irrelevant. god, how many more stupid bills is this state going to introduce?
Jane Wolk Wheeler: Hmmm, I'd like to introduce a bill that forbids men to masturbate because God meant for those sperm to fertilize eggs, not to be released irresponsibly for pure, selfish, sinful pleasure. Sorry guys, no, you can't make that decision for yourself. People who aren't you and aren't in your situation who have no right to interfere with such a personal part of your life will make that decision for you. Sound unreasonable? Sure does!
Will you please leave women to make their own decisions about their own lives and their own bodies? This is not the middle ages.
Leslie Costic: idiot ... I can't stand how other people try to push their beliefs on others! Not to mention that the sex of a baby CANNOT be determined until sixteen weeks gestation. An abortion that late would be traumatic to all involved. Again I say, idiot!
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