She has to push.
After a month in which she did not perform one single, solitary function of her job as a U.S. Representative, Michele Bachmann has introduced a bill into the House:
“The ‘Heartbeat Informed Consent Act,’ announced on Thursday, would require a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound, in order to view and hear a fetal heartbeat.”
From Bachmann’s press release:
“A pregnant woman who enters an abortion clinic is faced with a decision that will forever change two lives. That’s why she must have the very best information with which to make that decision. The ‘Heartbeat Informed Consent Act,’ that I introduced today, would require that abortion providers make the unborn child’s heartbeat visible through ultrasound, describe the cardiac activity, and make the baby’s heartbeat audible, if the child is old enough for it to be detectable.
“A study by Focus on the Family found that when women who were undecided about having an abortion were shown an ultrasound image of the baby, 78% chose life. An unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected as early as five weeks after conception and ultrasound technology is an amazing medical advance that provides a window for a pregnant woman to see her unborn child. My legislation will not only enable this technology to be better used to protect life, but also to ensure that a woman who is considering abortion is finally able to give full and informed consent.”
The release material is blatant bullshit. It’s obvious that Bachmann is trying to boost her dying campaign by pandering to the anti-choice, anti-woman electorate in a desperate attempt that will go nowhere within the Democratic-controlled Senate. It’s interesting that she’s back at her job from which she’s been a chronic absentee when she’s running scared that she won’t get the Republican nomination. She owes the American people her pay for the month of September, plus 60% of her entire stint in the House (the percentage of time she’s been at her assigned committees and on the floor of the House).
Do us a favor, Michele. Go back to being a tax clerk, like your husband wanted you to. Go back to scaring tax delinquents instead of continuing to terrify this nation.