We are in The Twilight Zone
All the things I think are too ridiculous to happen in America, are happening in America. I must be in the Twilight zone. Common sense and human decency have ceased to exist. And here’s why:
4. The state can rape you. If you haven’t heard, VA wants to mandate that women seeking abortion have a transvaginal ultrasound first. There is clearly no medical need for this, but I guess the powers that be think if these women have to look at the fetus up close on screen they will change their minds. In order to do this, a camera has to be shoved into your vagina. O_O
I have personally had a transvaginal ultrasound (not related to pregnancy). I consented to it, and even with that, I felt some type of way afterward. The instrument was like a large plastic penis. It was a very rape-y experience. They put a condom on it, they lube it up, and then they insert it. I AGREED to that shit from my ob/gyn and I still left feeling violated. It’s not a good feeling to have an odd object stuck in your vagina by a stranger. And it’s not a small object. When I saw it I had a definite look of terror on my face. I had to spend some time talking myself into it. But I accepted it because it was medically necessary. If it had not been, it’s would have been a clear sexual assault.