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Mandatory Ultrasound

Texas Abortion Sonogram Foes Considering Legal Options

Alexa Ura | Texas Tribune | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

Attorneys who represented Texas doctors in a lawsuit against the state’s 2011 abortion sonogram law are considering their legal options following th...

77 Things That Are Cooler Than A Mandatory Ultrasound

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (and potential 2016 presidential candidate) thinks that mandatory ultrasounds for women seeking abortions are "just a ...

Laura Bassett

House Republicans Propose Bill Mandating Ultrasounds Before Abortions | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

Shortly after House Republicans had to cancel a vote on an anti-abortion bill that some members found to be too extreme, GOP congressmen on Thursday ...

Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Law

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court declared as unconstitutional on Monday a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show a woman an ultrasound and des...

Laura Bassett

GOP Lawmaker Compares Abortion To Buying A Car | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker in Missouri defended his controversial bill forcing women to have ultrasounds before abortions by comparing abortion to pu...

It's Not About the Ultrasound

Muriel Hogan | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Muriel Hogan

Our clinic might close this week. Wisconsinís new abortion law, Act 37, has been delayed by a temporary restraining order until a hearing July 17. If the law goes into effect, Affiliated Medical Services will close its doors after 30 years as a Milwaukee abortion provider.

Mandatory Ultrasounds? They're Only Trying to Help...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"We're on your side -- now roll over!"...

Ultrasound Obsession!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

And their language is Ultra-Orwellian!...

What We Are Missing in the Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Debate

Tracy Weitz | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

Everyone please step away from the ledge. The public discourse about mandated trans-vaginal ultrasounds for abortion patients is completely out of control--among both abortion rights opponents and abortion rights supporters.

Hey Anti-Choicers: Coercion Is Always Wrong

John Seager | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
John Seager

Thank goodness Mississippi voters -- as have voters in every other state where this issue has appeared on the ballot -- put the rights of women above the "rights" of fertilized eggs. But how soon until a state does restrict birth control?

Abortion, the States and the World Health Organization

Anu Kumar | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Anu Kumar

The new WHO guidelines on abortion policy and standards of care make it painfully clear that, nearly 40 years after Roe v. Wade, we're doing everything wrong here.

Laura Bassett

Court Blocks Oklahoma Ultrasound Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

An Oklahoma state judge on Wednesday permanently blocked enforcement of a law that would have required doctors to give a woman an ultrasound and descr...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Passes In State Senate | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

The Virginia Senate narrowly passed a bill on Tuesday by a vote of 21-19 that would require women to have an ultrasound procedure 24 hours prior to ha...

Laura Bassett

Bob McDonnell, Virginia Governor, Didn't Realize Ultrasound Bill Mandated Invasive Procedure | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said on Friday that he changed the terms of his support for a controversial GOP-sponsored mandatory ultrasound bill at the ...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Ultrasound Bill Passes In House | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Virginia House of Delegates passed on Wednesday a revised version of a GOP-sponsored informed consent bill that would require women ...

Laura Bassett

State Lawmaker Attaches Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday ...

Laura Bassett

State Abortion Restrictions Hit Record High In 2011 | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Conservative state lawmakers set a record in 2011 for the highest number of anti-abortion and anti-family planning provisions enacted in a single year...

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Groups Perform Ultrasounds Live On Capitol Hill | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

A coalition of anti-abortion groups performed a string of live ultrasounds on stage in the Congressional Auditorium Thursday morning to kick off its n...

Laura Bassett

Michele Bachmann Proposes Mandatory Ultrasounds For Women Seeking Abortions | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) proposed a bill on Thursday that would force women in the early stages of pregnancy ...

Laura Bassett

North Carolina House Votes To Force Ultrasound Bill Into Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

North Carolina lawmakers voted on Tuesday to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a mandatory ultrasound bill that forces abortion doctors to say certai...