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Texas Medical Providers Performing Abortion Services v. Lakey

Texas Medical Providers Performing Abortion Services v. Lakey

Challenge to a Texas law which prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless her physician first performs an ultrasound, places the ultrasound images in her view, describes the images to her, makes fetal heart sounds audible, if possible, and describes those sounds to her, whether or not she wants to see or hear them. Current Status: In January of 2012, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ultrasound requirement law. (See the law here. See the district court opinion here. See the Fifth Circuit opinion here. Read more here.)