Texas legislators passed a ‘Woman’s Right to Know’ bill that has become known as the Sonogram Law. The bill requires that women seeking an abortion be given access to a sonogram of their unborn child, including being able to listen their heart beat, at least 24 hours prior to the abortion.
Abortion advocates immediately challenged the Sonogram Law and a Texas judge had ruled the law was unconstitutional. However, the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the lower court’s ruling and deemed the Woman’s Right to Know law as being constitutional.
Dr Joe Pojman, Executive Director of the Texas Alliance for Life commented,
“When a woman considers abortion, she will receive the same standard for care regarding informed consent for abortion that any patient in Texas considering any other medical or surgical procedure would have the benefit of. Women will have the opportunity to see the sonogram image of their unborn child and to hear the heartbeat of that unborn child at least 24 hours before the abortion.
“The Fifth Circuit was very decisive when it said that the law is constitutional and within the precedent set up by the U.S. Supreme Court in previous decisions.”
Opponents of the law vow to continue to appeal to a higher court in their attempt to block the law from taking effect.
The Fifth Circuit’s decision has also brought out the liberal celebrities that believe that America really cares what they think. Listen to the women on ABCs The View:….
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