5th Circ. Won't Rehear Texas Abortion Law En Banc

Law360, New York (February 10, 2012, 6:45 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Friday refused to reconsider its decision to lift a preliminary injunction on a Texas abortion law after Texas became the only U.S. state to compel doctors to show fetal sonogram images and heartbeat sounds to women considering abortions even if they refuse.

Days after a Texas federal judge said the law could affect the First Amendment rights of doctors by compelling speech, a three-judge panel denied a bid by the Center for Reproductive Rights — counsel for a proposed plaintiff class of...
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