Federal Judge Blocks Key Parts Of Texas Sonogram Law

Posted by | August 31, 2011 00:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

The law is supposed to make sure that women fully understand what they’re doing.  Can you imagine a law that dictates the same thing for a man?

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks upheld the requirement that sonograms be performed, but struck down the provisions requiring doctors to describe the images to their patients and requiring women to hear the descriptions.

The law made exceptions for women who were willing to sign statements saying they were pregnant as a result of rape or incest or that their fetus had an irreversible abnormality. Sparks questioned whether the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature was trying to “permanently brand” women who are victims of sexual assault.

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