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Michigan Lawmakers Introduce State-Mandated Rape Bill… AGAIN. [update]

transvaginal transducerOn Tuesday, Michigan lawmakers introduced an ultrasound bill — again — because if at first you don’t succeed, try try again. Last year, it was HB 4433. This year, it’s HB 4187.

Via Angi Becker Stevens at RH Reality Check:

Tuesday, anti-choice Michigan legislators re-introduced a piece of legislation I wrote about last session, that will force all women seeking safe abortion care to undergo an ultrasound with the most technologically-advanced imaging equipment available, a minimum of two hours prior to obtaining an abortion.

And lest you think this is just the same old bill, similar to those defeated in Virginia and Alabama last year, Stevens reminds you that it’s potentially worse:

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