Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s defense of a proposed state law that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion shows just how out of touch some Republican men are. Actually, maybe “out of touch” isn’t the correct phrase. After all, the proposed legislation is all about forcing women to be “touched.”
At a news conference last week, Governor Corbett shrugged off the intrusive requirements of the inaptly-named Women’s Right to Know Act (House Bill 1077), saying, “I don’t know how you make anybody watch, OK? Because you just have to close your eyes.”
Close your eyes? How would the Governor feel if he was required by law to submit to a physical examination of his penis and an evaluation of his erectile function before a physician could write a prescription for Viagra? I suppose he could just close his eyes.