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]
July 2, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Ohio Governor John Kasich signed new abortion restrictions into law Sunday night as part of the state's budget. The provisions will require ultrasounds for anyone seeking an abortion, make it more difficult for family planning services to obtain funding, and limit the ability of those providing ...[read more]
May 19, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On May 19, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a bill, following its approval by the state legislature, requiring women seeking an abortion to first obtain an ultrasound. Under the new law's regulations, doctors who fail to perform an ultrasound and display it to women at least 24 hours before ...[read more]
April 25, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Louisiana State Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to change the requirements regarding ultrasounds before a woman can undergo an abortion, including a new requirement to listen to the fetus' heartbeat. Current state law already already requires an ultrasound two hours before the procedure, but ...[read more]
March 16, 2012
by Stephen Zumbrun
JURIST Guest Columnist Mailee Smith, Staff Counsel at Americans United for Life, argues that legislation requiring ultrasounds before an abortion are constitutional under Supreme Court precedent and serve an essential medical purpose...Most abortion regulations are hotly contested before and after ...[read more]
September 30, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with several other rights groups and physicians, filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging a North Carolina law that requires abortion providers to show women ultrasounds prior to performing abortions. The measure, known as the "Women's Right to Know ...[read more]
June 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 11, 2010, Florida Governor Charlie Crist vetoed a bill that would have required women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound or listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure would be performed. A woman would be exempt from the requirement only if she could prove ...[read more]
March 8, 2011
by Daniel Makosky
The Texas House of Representatives on Monday voted 107-42 to approve legislation that requires women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound before the procedure is performed. The bill requires doctors to conduct a vaginal ultrasound and display the images at least 24 hours prior to an ...[read more]
July 19, 2010
by Drew Singer
An Oklahoma district judge issued an injunction Monday morning extending a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of a new law that requires women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and hear a description of the fetus. The Center for Reproductive Rights in New York sued to have the ...[read more]
June 11, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Friday vetoed a bill that would have required women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound or listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure would be performed. A woman would be exempt from the requirement only if she could prove she was ...[read more]

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