The Truth About Ultrasounds in Indiana’s SB 371
February 24, 2013
An important bill, SB 371, is up for a vote in the Indiana Senate. This bill would require chemical abortion facilities to meet the same criteria as surgical abortion facilities. Planned Parenthood and their allies are outraged that SB 371 requires an ultrasound before the abortion-inducing drug is administered. They would have you believe that ultrasounds are medically unnecessary before taking an abortion-inducing drug. However, 2% of pregnancies are ectopic, a high-risk condition. Taking an abortion-inducing drug while experiencing an ectopic pregnancy is highly dangerous to the woman. Furthermore, Planned Parenthood wants you to believe that SB 371 requires a certain type of ultrasound. SB 371 does not require a type of ultrasound, and as Dr. Geoffrey Cly, Ob/Gyn, in this video explains, either an abdominal or vaginal ultrasound would suffice for finding out if the pregnancy is ectopic. But, he says, it’s up to the doctor administering the drug.