A Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania attorney general is speaking out against pending legislation that would require women to have an ultrasound before having an abortion.
Kathleen Kane, a Temple Law School graduate and former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County, called the ultrasound bill one of the scariest and most appalling bills she’s encountered.
“It is not only completely degrading to women, but it’s an attack on our constitutional rights,” she said.
Kane, who was born and raised in Scranton, said it’s not just her courtroom experience that makes her the best candidate:
“In the text of the bill, it does say … that if you cannot determine the age of the fetus in an exterior ultrasound, then a transvaginal ultrasound would be necessary. It’s important that I, as the only attorney general candidate who has had a transvaginal ultrasound, speak up against it. It is humiliating, it is uncomfortable.”
Kane’s opponent in the Democratic primary, former Congressman Patrick Murphy, has also expressed his opposition to the bill.