Legal Challenge To Texas Forced Sonogram Law
There is a challenge in the works to the newly-enacted Texas Forced Sonogram law.
“A national abortion rights group has filed suit in federal court to stop implementation of a new Texas law that requires women seeking an abortion to undergo a sonogram and have details of the fetal image explained to them. Claiming the amendment to the state’s Woman’s Right To Know Act is unconstitutionally vague and violates physicians’ freedom of speech, the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights filed the motion for a preliminary injunction in Austin Thursday…Under the provisions of the amendment, sponsored in the Senate by Katy Republican Dan Patrick, women seeking abortions must obtain a sonogram and listen as physicians describe the image. The law also provides for women to look at the sonogram and listen to fetal heartbeats, but they have the option to decline.”
The issue here is not abortion. Abortion is legal.
The issue is that the State of Texas is forcing free citizens to undergo a medical procedure that may well not be wanted. If Texas can mandate one medical procedure, why can’t it force citizens to undergo other unwanted medical investigations and treatments?
We hear a lot about individual rights and small goverment in Texas.
It seems that these alleged beliefs don’t extend to Texas women.