Doctors Group Says It Will Appeal Abortion Rules


91845974 Doctors Group Says It Will Appeal Abortion Rules

A doctor conducts an ultrasound scan. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Center for Reproductive Rights says it will appeal a federal court opinion that says Texas may require a sonogram before an abortion pending resolution of a court challenge.

Three judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the center last week and said Texas can begin immediately enforcing a law that requires doctors to conduct a sonogram, display the image to the patient and describe what the image shows. The center, which is representing doctors who perform abortions, says the law violates the doctors First Amendment rights and interferes with the doctor-patient relationship.

The center says it will ask for a rehearing by the entire Fifth Circuit, which could include at least 18 federal judges. Lawyers representing the doctors say last week’s ruling is seriously flawed.
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One Comment

  1. Julie says:

    The patient has the right to see the sonagram. My opinion and I have had this for years is as follows: Mother life is to be spared if she is in danger.
    Abortion should not be used as a method of birthcontrol.

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