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Idaho Legislature Proposes Bill To Trick Women Into Visiting Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The proposed ultrasound bill will give a list of crisis pregnancy centers that provide free ultrasounds.  But the ultrasounds won’t meet the legal requirements needed to obtain an abortion.

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Idaho Joins the Rush to Mandate Forced Ultrasounds

Pro-choice groups took to the capital to protest a proposal to force all women to undergo ultrasounds before an abortion.

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Idaho Debates Ultrasound Mandate, Joins “Don’t Say Ultrasound” Brigade

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Obviously, there’s a memo going out telling lawmakers to not say the “u” word.

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As Women Rally, Doctor Speaks Out Against Forced Ultrasound Bill in Alabama

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This morning women headed to Montgomery, Alabama to protest the forced ultrasound bill making it’s way through the statehouse.  Although the bill’s sponsor, Senator Clay Scofield is reportedly backing off the bill that would require trans-vaginal ultrasound prior to a legal abortion, a rally against SB12 is on for today.

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Kristof: Mandatory Ultrasound Bills Are “State-Sanctioned Abuse and Humiliation”

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The New York Times columnist pens a brutal column on Texas’ mandatory ultrasound bill.

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Midwife: First-Trimester Ultrasounds Are Not Part of Routine Prenatal Care

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“First trimester ultrasounds are not part of routine prenatal care…So why are politicians now requiring this expensive procedure for a woman who plans to terminate her pregnancy?”

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Kentucky State Senator Reintroduces Mandatory Ultrasound Bill

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Another failed bill comes popping back up for a second go.

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Center for Reproductive Rights Asks For Ultrasound Rehearing

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The group requests that the entire 5th Circuit Court of Appeals hear the case.

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How Does Heartbeat “Determine” Gestational Age?

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Another sign that lawmakers should not make medical decisions.

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Texas Mandatory Ultrasound Law Is To Be Enforced After District Court Intervenes

The law, which was blocked by a Texas judge, must now be enforced even as the court continues to argue over its constitutionality.

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