In Virginia, there has been a controversy over a bill to require ultrasounds for women seeking abortions. Seems sensible to me. After all, an informed decision is a good thing. But apparently, not if it reduces abortions. Opponents likened it to legalized rape, claiming that trans-vaginal ultrasounds would be required. The bill was amended to specifically exclude them, and yet the bills opponents are still fuming about it being “tantamount to battery”.
All of which leads me to wonder, do these people have any idea exactly how an abortion is performed. They don’t use a Star Trek transporter. It’s not as if the baby just dissolves. But the external ultrasound, that would be too violent.
We truly are living in the world of new-speak.