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Correction to “Virginia Ultrasounds and the Feverish Pro-Abortion Mind”

by | Feb 22, 2012

By Dave Andrusko

A sharp reader of National Right to Life News Today dropped me a line today to politely remind me I had inadvertently dropped the ball. I’d like to make clear today what I muddied, by accident, yesterday.

In “Virginia Ultrasounds and the Feverish Pro-Abortion Mind”  I wrote about the hysteria times ten reaction of the abortion lobby to a bill in Virginia that would require that an ultrasound be performed prior to the performance of an abortion.

The point of the story was that the object of this orchestrated hysteria was the use of a vaginal transducer. I wrote, “The vast majority of abortionists use a vaginal transducer because it dates the pregnancy more accurately! This could be crucial if they are contemplating a RU486 chemical abortion since age of the baby is a key point in chemical abortion.” (And, for that matter, its use is not required by the bill.)

What I should have written, but didn’t, is this. We know abortionists are giving RU486 to women who are 63 days (or more) past their last menstrual period (LMP), even though the FDA protocol that spells out what conditions the agency thought made use of the drugs “safe” and “effective” recommended limiting its use to women who were seven weeks (or 49 days) LMP.

It was my mistake. My apologies.

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