Wednesday, February 27, 2013

More Smaller Government

Indiana backs away from going inside a woman twice.

INDIANAPOLIS — A proposed requirement that doctors must try to perform a second ultrasound exam on women after they received abortion-inducing drugs was dropped Monday by the Indiana Senate.

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Sen. Ron Alting, R-Lafayette, sponsored the move to drop the second ultrasound and replace it with a requirement that doctors perform “appropriate testing.” Alting said that would give doctors the option of performing blood or urine tests on their patients.

“I think that physicians know a little bit more about that particular area than legislators,” Alting said.

I think that Snowball, my stuffed toy cat, knows a little bit more about that particular area than legislators.

I hardly think I’m the first person to point out that a lot of people who are adamantly opposed to government-run healthcare are very much in favor of government-run healthcare when it comes to the ladybits.

HT to JM Ashby.