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Mich. Governor OKs Abortion Ultrasound Law

LANSING, Mich. - Women considering an abortion will have the chance to see ultrasound imaging of the fetus under legislation signed Friday by Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

Until now, Michigan law has required that women have a chance to review diagrams and descriptions showing a developing fetus, but not their own.

The new law allows, but does not require, clinics to do an ultrasound exam.    source
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Me neither. I have had an abortion, and while the technician did kind of shield the ultrasound image from my sight at first, she readily let me see it when I asked. I think they keep it out of sight unless the patient asks to see it, since some people might not want to look.

I've heard of laws requiring that women be shown the ultrasound image (there was one in Wisconsin, I think, that was vetoed by the governor) prior to an abortion. Maybe this one is a diluted version of those.