Thursday, September 29, 2011
Lawsuit Challenges North Carolina Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Mandate
Center for Reproductive Rights press release: Health Care Providers File Lawsuit to Challenge Demeaning and Intrusive North Carolina Ultrasound Law:
Groups Say State Violates Free Speech by Forcing Doctors To Give Patients Unwanted, Non-Essential Information
09.29.11 - The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation, Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit today challenging the constitutionality of a new North Carolina law that requires abortion providers to show women an ultrasound and describe the images in detail four hours before having an abortion, even if the woman objects. The lawsuit, filed in the federal district court for the Middle District of North Carolina, alleges that the new law violates the rights of health care providers and women seeking abortions. . . .