Anne O’Connor’s letter to The Washington Post’s editor: “Women deserve a ‘window into the womb’ through mandatory ultrasound”

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The Supreme Court on March 19. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

“In my three decades serving women in vulnerable situations, I’ve heard countless stories of lives saved through the power of ultrasound. A true and vital ‘window into the womb,’ an ultrasound is a unique chance for a pregnant woman to form a bond with her unborn child. Yet, as Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr., a law professor at the University of Alabama, made clear in his Dec. 12 Thursday Opinion essay, ‘The court’s free speech hypocrisy,’ not everyone admits the value in ultrasound.

Mr. Krotoszynski argued that the government requiring abortion practitioners to give a woman a glimpse into the womb is a violation of free speech. He misinterpreted a Supreme Court decision to mean that it nullified informed-consent requirements such as ultrasounds. Thankfully, it doesn’t. The Supreme Court ruling in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra affirms that the government can’t force people to speak a message against their beliefs.”

Read the full article in The Washington Post.