Idaho: Ultrasounds Are Conducted at Capitol in Support of Abortion Bill

March 26, 2012

The New York Times – An anti-abortion advocate secured a basement room in the Idaho Capitol to conduct ultrasound procedures Wednesday on six women before an audience of 150. State troopers ejected some people from the room after they interrupted the activist, Brandi Swindell, during descriptions of the ultrasound images shown on three screens. She was trying to persuade lawmakers to support a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound first. “Who doesn’t love an ultrasound image of a baby?” Ms. Swindell said. The ultrasounds were done on abdomens, not using the more-invasive vaginal equipment.