Legislative Director John Seago reported live this morning via Twitter from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing regarding the Texas Sonogram Law. The law was challenged by The Center for Reproductive Rights, and has been blocked from going into effect by pro-abortion Judge Sam Sparks.
Texas Right to Life has been closely monitoring the Sonogram Law challenge, and applauds the steps Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott and other Pro-Life Texans are taking to defend and uphold the law.
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Mitchell (AG Office) closes hearing strong w/ showin this is medical info 4 a medical procedure thats well w/in states interest 2 regulate.
Plaintiffs oral argument closes w/ Judges reminding us that Supreme Court has ruled the state has right to show preference for live birth.
Plaintiff: our problem is that this forces info on women. /Judge: FDA, Lege, gov boards determine what must b disclosed. Thats how it works.
Plaintiffs try 2 argue again that this is "radical" informed consent & judges still asking for a clear line it crosses 2 make it "radical."
Plaintiffs: This requires ideologically motivated speech. / Justice Jones: What's ideological about a sonogram image & medical description?
Plaintiffs up & judges pushing back hard on the claim that this law is "radical" informed consent & goes outside Casey precedent.