Wisconsin Pro-Life Group: Emily’s List Lying About Ultrasound Bill Scott Walker Signed

State   Steven Ertelt   Oct 21, 2014   |   1:05PM    Madison, WI

Leading pro-abortion groups are attacking pro-life Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a tough re-election battle in this purple state. The out-of-state and extreme pro-abortion group Emily’s List is making false claims about Sony’a Law, the pro-life bill Walker signed that allows women a chance to see their unborn baby in an ultrasound while considering an abortion.

The pro-abortion groups claim Walker is violating women’s privacy by forcing them to have a transvaginal utlrasound — a claim the state’s leading pro-life e group rejects.

ultrasound3d18Wisconsin Right to Life’s Executive Director, Heather Weininger, stated, “We only have to look at the text of Sonya’s Law to see that a woman can decide on the type of ultrasound she wishes to have. It is reprehensible that Emily’s List is making false claims about the law, and substantiating their claims with a biased headline no credible newspaper would ever use.”

Weininger said Sonya’s Law provides a mother with the opportunity to see her baby through ultrasound before she makes a decision about how to proceed with her pregnancy.  After all options have been explained, it is up to the woman to decide the type of ultrasound she prefers.

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The actual language in Sonya’s Law states:

“…perform an obstetric ultrasound on the pregnant woman, using whichever transducer the woman chooses after the options have been explained to her.”

In other states, based to some degree on language in proposed legislation, opponents of laws like Sonya’s Law have claimed that the bill requires a specific type of ultrasound.  This is not true in Wisconsin’s law which gives a woman options.

“Extreme pro-abortion groups are angry that they were not able to defeat Sonya’s Law, and are now purposely making false claims to try to make up for their inability to prevent right-to-life laws from being passed in Wisconsin. Sonya’s Law is outstanding public policy which benefits a woman’s emotional and physical health. It is time for opponents of the law to stop spreading false information about its impact, and to recognize that Sonya’s Law is all about the health of both mothers and babies,” added Weininger.