Friday, Mar 23, 2012

Too many misconceptions are floating around about the Ultrasound Opportunity Act, House Bill 4085 sponsored by Rep. Joe Lyons, D-Chicago. Stay informed on this important issue.

The legislation simply calls for a woman to be asked if she wants to view an ultrasound before she has an abortion. Abortion providers already use ultrasounds before an abortion for medical safety issues. The Ultrasound Opportunity Act gives women access to more information before a final decision on an abortion. She can say no to having an ultrasound, and no to viewing it if she decides to have an ultrasound.

Read this information to set the record straight.

Here's a fact sheet on the Ultrasound Opportunity Act, and here's a Q&A on the bill.