Esther - posted on 02/22/2011 ( 29 moms have responded )
Another abortion bill up for vote in the South Dakota House of Representatives would require women to obtain consent from their doctors before having an abortion, after the doctor determines that the decision is "voluntary, uncoerced, and informed."
The bill would also require women to attend counseling sessions at a "pregnancy help center" before the doctor can give his consent, and to schedule the appointment at least 72 hours after that consultation.
I agree with the representative who said: "When I see this bill, I see government interference. I see constitutional problems and because I am the only woman on this committee, I feel very offended that I, as a woman, cannot make my own medical decisions. Should men have to seek counseling before they get a vasectomy?"
What do you all think of this?