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Constitution Check: How Far Can States Go to Dictate Medical Procedures?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

As long ago as the late 19th Century, the Supreme Court began recognizing that it would be an illegal assault to require an individual to undergo a medical procedure without that person's consent.

Laura Bassett

North Carolina House Votes To Force Ultrasound Bill Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...