Friday, January 2, 2015

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals says abortion ultrasound law violates First amendment

"A federal appeals court has ruled that North Carolina’s abortion ultrasound law violates the First Amendment. The law requires physicians to perform an ultrasound, display the sonogram, and describe the fetus to women seeking abortions, even if the woman averts her eyes or refuses to listen. The measure does allow an exception in cases of emergency. In a ruling (PDF) on Monday, the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law is “quintessential compelled speech” that is by its very nature content-based."  More.


Originally posted by Debra Cassens Weiss in ABA Journal News.  Dec 22, 2014 

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