This law means our patients are forced to return to our facility twice, on separate days, for no medical reason.That all requires additional travel expenses, child care costs, and time off from work.
It’s just the type of conversion that Republicans hope will become more common if Senate Bill 206 — which would be one of the most comprehensive pre-abortion ultrasound requirements in the nation — is enacted into law.
Pro-choice advocates scored a major victory this week when the Fourth U. Circuit Court of Appeals knocked down a North Carolina law that required physicians to perform an ultrasound, display the sonogram and describe the fetus to women before abortions.
Surprisingly, the tack the court took wasn’t to argue that the law forced women to undergo a medical procedure they didn’t want.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Medical Association oppose the mandatory ultrasound requirement.
“Intrusive legislation sets a dangerous precedent that would allow government and/or other third parties to mandate what tests, procedures or medicines must be provided to patients.