Abortion Foes Conduct Live Ultrasounds At Idaho Capitol
Six women underwent ultrasounds before an audience of 150.
Some were ejected from the room by Idaho State Police troopers after interrupting activist Brandi Swindell’s descriptions of the ultrasound images shown on three projector screens.
Swindell, a Boise resident who briefly caused an international incident with her arrest in China for protesting abortion ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, hoped the event would help convince state lawmakers to support a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound first.
The House votes on the ultrasound mandate on Monday. It already passed the Idaho Senate.