When people like Michele Bachmann (R-Batshit) jabber inanely about “small government”, what they mean is government so small it can crawl up your vagina and do an ultrasound of the contents of your womb:
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) proposed a bill on Thursday that would force women in the early stages of pregnancy to have a physically invasive and medically unnecessary ultrasound procedure before they can legally consent to having an abortion.
One couldn’t be blamed for asking why. It can’t be because women are too stupid to know what pregnancy means: obviously they’re cognizant of everything it means, physically and to their lives personally, or they wouldn’t have made the decision to terminate. But even having made the right choice on an intellectual level, some women find themselves on shaky emotional ground over this most personal of decisions. The odious misogynist creeps who call themselves “pro-lifers” long ago figured out that this was a vulnerability just waiting to be exploited, and that’s what forced ultrasounds are meant to do. With so many states in the US casually legislating forced ultrasound, you have to wonder about the road they’re on and where the next turnoff might lead.
There’s an awful lot of hand-wringing and pearl-clutching about a largely mythical problem known as “coerced abortion“; welcome to coerced childbirth. For real. Not even by a partner or parent but by the state.
Sorry Michele, but it doesn’t get any Bigger Government than that.