Challenge to a Texas law which prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless her physician first performs an ultrasound, places the ultrasound images in her view, describes the images to her, makes fetal heart sounds audible, if possible, and describes those sounds to her, whether or not she wants to see or hear them. Current Status: In January of 2012, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision enjoining the law pending resolution of the suit. (See the law here. See the district court opinion here. See the Fifth Circuit opinion here. Read more here.)
Repro Health Watch — an exciting new edition of the Women’s Health Policy Report — compiles and distributes media coverage of proposed and enacted state laws and ballot initiatives affecting women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care, as well as litigation in response to those provisions.