Tom Corbett has consistently exhibited complete disdain for a woman’s right to choose. This past year, he signed a bill severely restricting a woman’s right to choose and in 2012, made the outrageous comment that women should “just close their eyes” during a mandated ultrasound. No wonder only 23 percent of women approve of Tom Corbett’s record.
Tom Corbett Told Women To “Just Close Your Eyes” During Mandated Ultrasound. According to the Patriot-News, “Gov. Tom Corbett made off-the-cuff remarks about a bill that would require women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, and he’s drawing national attention and criticism. Corbett indicated that he supports the proposal so long as the procedure is not intrusive. He was asked Tuesday if the provision to have a woman view an ultrasound before being allowed to have an abortion went too far.’I don’t know how you make anybody watch,’ he said before clearing his throat, appearing somewhat uncomfortable. ‘You just have to close your eyes…as long as it’s on the exterior, not interior.’ [Patriot-News, 3/15/12]
Tom Corbett Signed Law Restricting a Woman’s Right To Choose. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “women in Pennsylvania who sign up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act’s new insurance exchange will not be able to purchase abortion coverage - even with private dollars.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/17/13]
December 12, 2013 at 11:24AM · 0 notes