This is not so much of a controversial topic as it is further government intrusion into our lives.
In addition, forcing every woman have a sonogram will add to the cost of our medical insurance and expenses WITHOUT doing anything really to protect anyone. Furthermore, prior to an abortion a sonogram is NOT needed because it does nothing to add further safety, nor would it motivate a woman not to have the abortion, as the embryo is just an embryo --- again, medically speaking. And lastly, how is the government going to ensure compliance of any such law? Get ready for unsafe black market abortions again, as there once were in the 1950's and 1960's, along with increased costs to every Texan who pays for health insurance. This is a stupid, STUPID bill that serves no genuine purpose but to ease the minds somehow of the anti-abortionist and religious right sector. What does the sector actually believe that forcing a sonogram will do prior to an abortion?