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Corbett ultrasound comments draw fire

Gov. Corbett's response to a question about a bill that would force women seeking an abortion to undergo fetal ultrasounds are causing a stir with video going viral on the Internet and Democratic groups are seizing on the comments as political fodder.

"Just close your eyes."

Gov. Corbett's response to a question about a bill that would force women seeking an abortion to undergo fetal ultrasounds is gaining traction across cyberspace, headlining news sites, lighting up Twitter and being seized upon as campaign fodder by Democratic political groups.

Corbett, who claims he put out a pro-ultrasound statement during his campaign last year (though I don't recall ever seeing it), said he would support the objective of HB 1077 so long as it's not "obtrusive," because women could simply close their eyes during the procedure:

At a news conference on Tuesday in the Capitol, Corbett was asked if making women watch would go "too far?"

Corbett said, "I'm not making anybody watch, OK. Because you just have to close your eyes. As long as it's on the exterior and not the interior."

Props to PA Independent for putting this video on YouTube.

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