February 12, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Virginia state Senate on Tuesday voted to repeal a 2012 law requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound. The measure passed after Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam cast his vote in favor of repeal, breaking a 20-20 tie. After casting his deciding vote Northam released the ...[read more]
January 19, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on Friday ruled that a North Carolina state law requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment rights of physicians and patients. The ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Supreme Court denied certiorari on Tuesday in Pruitt v. Nova Health Systems, letting stand an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling striking down a law requiring women to be shown ultrasounds of the fetus before undergoing an abortion. Oklahoma officials appealed the case arguing that ...[read more]
August 7, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The Wisconsin Department of Justice on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's injunction blocking a new law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals within 30 miles of their clinics and administer a mandatory ultrasound before a woman receives an abortion. DOJ ...[read more]
July 6, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed a bill requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and banning doctors without admitting privileges at local hospitals from performing the procedures. The law goes into effect Saturday. Within hours of the signing, Planned Parenthood of ...[read more]
June 15, 2013
by G. Redd
The Wisconsin State Assembly approved a bill Friday that will require those women seeking abortions to review an ultrasound of the fetus before having the procedure. The technician would have to display an image of the fetus, as well as report its health status. Similar to other recent state ...[read more]
April 20, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On April 20, 2010, the Oklahoma State Senate voted to approve five anti-abortion bills, sending three to Governor Bill Henry to sign and the other two to the House of Representatives for revision. HB 2526 proposed preventing wrongful life lawsuits in birth defect cases, HB 2780 required doctors to ...[read more]
July 26, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On July 26, 2011, the North Carolina House of Representatives overrode the veto of Governor Beverly Perdue on a bill that mandated a 24 hour waiting period before an abortion. The bill also required that patients view an ultrasound of the fetus prior to abortion procedures being performed. Several ...[read more]
June 22, 2012
by Max Slater
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Thursday appealed a ruling by a district court judge that held that an abortion ultrasound bill is unconstitutional. In his appeal, Pruitt argued that the district court's ruling prevents women from obtaining important medical information that ultrasounds ...[read more]
June 8, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Louisiana Governor Bob Jindal signed a bill on Friday increasing abortion restrictions in the state. The bill was approved by the Senate in April as a measure to ensure informed consent for women seeking abortions. The new legislation increases the waiting period between a mandatory ultrasound and ...[read more]

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