5th Circ. Lifts Injunction On Texas Fetal Sonogram Law

Law360, New York (January 10, 2012, 9:01 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday lifted a preliminary injunction on provisions of a controversial Texas abortion law, saying that state health care providers can be forced to show a patient fetal sonogram images and heartbeat sounds before she can agree to an abortion.

A three-judge panel said that Texas Medical Providers, a proposed class of physicians and abortion providers, had not proven that there were constitutional flaws in H.B. 15, the disputed Texas abortion law, which requires a woman seeking an abortion to be shown images...
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