Friday, May 5, 2006


California looks to outlaw home sonograms

`A California lawmaker has introduced a bill sparked by Tom Cruise’s revelation he bought a sonogram machine to watch his daughter grow in Katie Holmes’ womb.

Democratic Assemblyman Ted Lieu’s bill would ban selling, leasing or distributing ultrasound machines to anyone other than licensed medical professionals, E! Online reported Wednesday. The state assembly is scheduled to debate the bill in Sacramento Thursday.

“If someone sees Tom Cruise buy one, they think this is the thing to do,” Lieu said. “This is a public safety measure. There’s really no medical reason for an untrained person to use this machine.”‘

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