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Texas Senate Passes Mandatory Ultrasound Bill

Robin Marty

Texas is the latest state to make ultrasounds mandatory before all abortions.

Texas senate has finally passed their much debated mandatory ultrasound law, which will also have the added effect of pushing a longer waiting period for many women seeking abortions in the state.

Via Dallas News:

The bill mandates sonograms for women seeking abortions, and makes clear they can view the image and hear the fetal heart beat. If she o not to see the sonogram, a doctor must give her a detailed description of the fetus from what can be seen on a sonogram.

Also, in the vast majority of cases – unless the woman lives 100 miles away from an abortion clinic – she must have the sonogram and hear the description one day and return to have the abortion on the next day.

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Republican Governor Rick Perry, an anti-abortion politician, is expected to sign the bill into law.

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