Sunday, October 12, 2008
Lawsuit Challenges Oklahoma Ultrasound Mandate
U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay: New Ultrasound Mandate Law Challenged in Oklahoma Abortion Case:
An Oklahoma law forbidding a woman from having an abortion until she has an ultrasound and has a physician give her a description of the fetus is being challenged in court.
According to the Associated Press, the law, which goes into effect Nov. 1, is being contested on grounds that it violates a woman's privacy, endangers health and assaults dignity. Oklahoma joins Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana as the states having a mandatory ultrasound and consultation law, the wire service reports.
See also Associated Press: Okla. abortion ultrasound requirement challenged