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Roberts Court Refuses to Hear North Carolina Forced Ultrasound Case

Monday's refusal by the Roberts Court leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that ruled the law violated the First Amendment rights of practitioners.

Monday’s refusal by the Roberts Court leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that ruled the law violated the First Amendment rights of practitioners.

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North Carolina Asks Supreme Court to Revive Its Mandatory Ultrasound Law

The legislation is considered by reproductive health advocates to be one of the most extreme ultrasound laws in the country.

Attorneys for the State of North Carolina have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state law that requires patients to undergo a narrated ultrasound before having an abortion, even if the patient objects.

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Study: Viewing an Ultrasound Does Not Dissuade Women From Abortion

A new study measuring the impact of ultrasound on abortion decisions unsurprisingly shows ultrasounds don't change women's minds.

A new study measuring the impact of ultrasound on abortion decisions unsurprisingly shows ultrasounds don’t change women’s minds. It also disproves the myth that abortion providers and pro-choicers are trying to hide the reality of abortion from women.

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What We Are Missing in the Trans-vaginal Ultrasound Debate

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In the heated debate around trans-vaginal ultrasounds, there is too little focus on what is really wrong with these laws.

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Tennessee Lawmaker: If You Don’t Look at Your Ultrasound, You’ll be Forced to Hear About It

State Senator Jim Tracy. (The Tennessean)

The only way to get out of having your ultrasound described to you in excruciating detail is to look at it yourself.

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State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.

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Romney and Corbett: “Shared Values” on Forced Ultrasound

Romney and Corbett both want power, for themselves. And they are willing to demean women to get it.

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Illinois House To Vote on Forced Ultrasounds For Cattle… I Mean Women

Oh, hey!  Look what made it through the agricultural committee this time!

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Is Civil Disobedience the Right Move for Physicians?

Should physicians engage in civil disobedience to protect their patients from over-reaching state legislatures?  It’s a provocative suggestion made in a popular blog earlier this week.

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Idaho Lawmakers To “Demonstrate Ultrasounds” In Chambers. Will They Do It Transvaginally?

Not content to let Ohio be the only state where a fetus gets to “testify,” Idaho is also undergoing prenatal theatrics in the legislature.

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