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An Oklahoma County District Judge has blocked enforcement of a new state law that would require abortion clinics to provide each woman with an explained ultrasound image of her unborn child.

Each description would include fetal dimensions, age and whether a heartbeat, limbs and organs are present. Abortion supporters fought the law as “emotionally abusive.” The NY Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the law’s constitutionality using various arguments:

  • that women might be forced to hear irrelevant medical info;
  • that women are capable of caring for themselves;
  • that the law violates doctor’s free speech rights.

But consider how ridiculous such complaints are in any other medical context– like cancer or even a “wanted” pregnancy with complications.  Physicians outside the abortion arena do not withhold test results (more…)

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