This Washington Post article, surveying how media attention knocked the Virginia ultrasound bill off the fast-track, is interesting to read in its entirety. As a fan of frivolous entertainments, I enjoy the mentions of SNL and the Daily Show, such fun. As a blogger at FP, I found the sentence that jumped out at me from the second page was this:
“I don’t think they understood what kind of ultrasound they were talking about,” [State Sen. Janet Howell] said.
I remember my experiences with transvaginal ultrasound as terribly negative, far more uncomfortable and upsetting than I expected. Yes, one must understand what one is talking about.
Not much to add that we haven’t already discussed, but it’s an interesting take on the media attention, recommended reading.