And cue the feminists snarkily complaining about how the government goes against their desires:
The Virginia Senate passed its mandatory ultrasound bill today. A Democratic Senator tried to amend it so that the Virginia women who are subjected to a mandatory medically unnecessary medical procedure aren’t also required to cover the cost of that procedure. Republicans said, “No thanks.”
The Alabama State Senator who proposed a mandatory transvaginal ultrasound bill has changed it so that a woman would be able to choose between a medically unnecessary transvaginal sonogram and a medically unnecessary abdominal sonogram. Damn, it feels good to have choice, doesn’t it ladies?
As I noted for conservatives, and also for liberals, if you’re going to use the government to impose your vision on the world, don’t be surprised if it comes back to bite you in the butt. To quote an insightful, highly intelligent blogger:
Ultimately, the downside of going all in for
mob ruledemocracy is that the mob can turn against you rather quickly. And as undoubtedly pleasant as it is to force other people to conform to your will, the reverse is pretty horrible. Which is why democracy sucks. The mob is often wrong, and it’s very unpleasant when forcing its wrongness on others.