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Dangers of Ultrasound

John on April 16, 2005 at 5:03 pm

A lawmaker in Illinois has sponsored and passed a bill to make it illegal to perform ultrasounds without a prescription in that state. For those who don’t follow these things, Planned Parenthood the largest abortion provider in the US has been increasingly concerned about the affect of ultrasound imagery on business. It seems that most women, upon seeing their child in utero, shun the procedure.

Still, you have to admire the pure Orwellian grandeur of a politician working in league with the abortion industry claiming that this law was necessary because prolonged exposure to ultrasound waves could lead to neurological damage. So we need to protect the unborn from ultrasound waves, but partial birth abortion (which this same lawmaker supports) is just fine. You really couldn’t make this stuff up. It actually defies ridicule. So I’ll be blunt instead. I came across the following advice from a master political strategist:

4. Propaganda must affect the enemy’s policy and action.
a. By suppressing propagandistically desirable material which can provide the enemy with useful intelligence.

That’s what this story is about. Suppressing undesirable material, i.e ultrasound images, that advocate a bit too effectively for the other side. Goebbels, the creator of the above dictum, would be proud.

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