The bill passed the state senate on a tie-breaking vote from the lieutenant governor, while a bill repealing a ban on insurance coverage for abortion failed.
According to the court, the 2011 law violates abortion providers’ free speech rights.
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.
A federal court will consider whether or not to permanently block the state’s 2011 mandatory ultrasound law.
The Supreme Court could decide as early as Thursday whether its next term will include a major abortion-rights case.
Already accused by bill opponents of fast-tracking the restrictions, Republican senators called for an immediate vote on SB 206 Wednesday, shutting down any chance of full senate debate over the provisions or their impact. It’s now likely on its way to becoming law.
In the heated debate around trans-vaginal ultrasounds, there is too little focus on what is really wrong with these laws.
It’s been a decade, and Republicans still won’t quit when it comes to proposing a mandatory ultrasound bill.
Romney and Corbett both want power, for themselves. And they are willing to demean women to get it.
With two conflicting lower court rulings, we are very likely to see our first new challenge to Roe V. Wade approach the Supreme Court.