FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL—Rep. Andy Biggs is introducing legislation this week that would require a woman to be shown an ultrasound of her unborn baby before she obtains an abortion.

The Arizona Republican’s Ultrasound Informed Consent Act stipulates that abortionists or “an agent under the supervision of the” abortionist must perform an obstetric ultrasound on the pregnant woman while simultaneously providing an explanation of what the ultrasound is depicting.

The abortionist must “display the ultrasound images so that the pregnant woman may view them” and “provide a complete medical description of the ultrasound images,” including the baby’s dimensions, cardiac activity, and the “presence of external members and internal organs.”

 “The Biden administration’s heinous pro-abortion policies continue to incentivize women to end the lives of innocent, unborn American children,” Biggs told The Daily Signal.

“My legislation provides pregnant women a safe and intimate opportunity to rethink their abortion,” he added. “This subtle but important process change can potentially save millions of unborn lives.”          

The legislation specifically notes that nothing in the bill shall be construed to prevent the mother from looking away from the ultrasound images that are required to be shown to her.

It also allows an exception if the abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother.

The legislation comes the same week as the 51st annual March for Life, which will take place on Friday in Washington, D.C. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., will be speaking at the march, in addition to a number of prominent pro-life voices, among them former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson.

This year’s march has as its theme “with every woman, for every child,” stressing the importance of supporting both mother and child post-Roe v. Wade.

“We are overjoyed to welcome these inspiring pro-life leaders at this year’s 51st March for Life,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “For the past 51 years, the March for Life has powerfully witnessed to the tragedy of abortion, while calling for stronger protections for women and the unborn.”

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