"Gov. Corbett Defends Pennsylvania Ultrasound Bill Because ‘It’s Not Invasive’"
Yesterday, a young woman confronted Corbett about his support for the bill. The governor reiterated his support for it by arguing that it’s not as bad as invasive transvaginal ultrasounds:
QUESTIONER: Excuse me, hi. Can you tell me why you supported the ultrasound bill?
CORBETT: It’s a position I took awhile ago. It’s just on the outside, it’s not invasive. That’s why.
The Pennsylvania Democrats posted the video:
While Corbett may back the bill because it does not include the words “transvaginal ultrasound,” the language of the bill still suggests that a woman could be required to undergo the invasive procedure if the embryo is too small.
The ultrasound bill is stalled after the Pennsylvania House delayed a vote earlier this week, and lawmakers are revoking their support because of tougher language inserted into the bill in committee. One Republican legislator said he was “offended” by the changes.