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Proposed sonogram mandate for abortions curtailed

Proposed sonogram mandate for abortions curtailed
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POSTED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 9:05pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 7:36pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The main author of a proposed law that
would require doctors to show women a sonogram of their fetus
before performing an abortion says the bill will be modified to
give the woman greater control over what she sees and hear.


Opponents of the bill complained that it required doctors to
display a sonogram to women seeking an abortion and would force the
doctor to describe the image on the screen and play the fetal
heartbeat.

As drafted, the bill would have allowed a woman to "avert her eyes" but did not allow her to decline the
information.


State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said he would present a new
version of the bill that would allow the patient to avoid seeing
the sonogram or listening to the heartbeat or the description.

 

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Here we go again. Will the politicians stay out of women`s private and personal business. You can have an opinion but changing the laws is enough already. Texas polititions have gone stupid. When there are no children unwanted (foster care) then maybe we won`t need this right. Again LEGALIZE RU-486.

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