Supreme Court Won't Reinstate Texas Abortion Sonogram Law
POSTED: Friday, September 30, 2011 - 5:51pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 30, 2011 - 9:17pm
AUSTIN, TX — The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to let Texas enforce its new abortion sonogram law while the measure is under appeal, following a similar ruling from a federal appeals court on Wednesday.
The abortion sonogram law, which forces women to have a sonogram and hear a description of the fetus before terminating a pregnancy, was deemed unconstitutional by an Austin district judge in August, who blocked several of its key provisions.
This leaves state leaders little legal recourse to pursue while the law makes its way through the appeals system. The measure's opponents say that's as it should be.
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