A federal appeals court cleared the way Friday for the immediate enforcement of a new abortion law in Texas requiring doctors to conduct a sonogram before the procedure.
A new law aimed at reducing the number of abortions in Texas is set to go into effect this fall, even though some of the toughest provisions of the measure will likely be tied up in litigation for months.
A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday on whether to stop Texas from enforcing a new law requiring doctors to conduct a sonogram before performing an abortion.
A reproductive rights group wants a federal judge in Texas to block a new state law requiring doctors to conduct a sonogram before an abortion.
Governor Rick Perry celebrated the passage of a law that requires doctors to conduct a sonogram before performing an abortion with a formal signing ceremony.
A measure requiring women in Texas to get a sonogram before ending a pregnancy has passed the House. The measure was adopted tentatively last week and Monday’s 107-42 vote was largely procedural.
The Texas House has given tentative approval to a bill requiring sonograms before abortions.