Court overturns injunction of Sonogram Law
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
WACO -- The Federal Appeals Court has overturned the injunction of the Sonogram Law, also known as the "Women's Right to Know Act."
After the law was passed in 2011, women seeking an abortion had to get a sonogram and counseling to learn about the procedures and options.
But a lawsuit was quickly filed to say the act was against the first amendment.
But today, it was denied.
"I think what it means is informed consent for women that are going to undergo the procedure of abortion. It's really the application of the standards of medicine that apply broadly that when there's a procedure that's going to be considered, that the physicians give all the information, positive and negative," Director of Pro-Life Waco, John Pisciotta said.
In the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals the plaintiffs against the act were unable to prove it was unconstitutional, so the abortion sonogram law remains a state requirement.