Texas law:Federal court clears Texas law requiring pre-abortion sonogram

A three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Friday that the state of Texas can move ahead with enforcement of a law requiring doctors to provide a sonogram to pregnant women before they get an abortion.


The mandate follows a ruling Tuesday from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturning a lower court's order blocking implementation of key parts of the law.

It is now up to the Texas Department of Health Services to set a timeline regarding the start of enforcement of the measure. The department could begin applying the law within 30 days, according to Charlie Castillo, a spokesman for the state attorney general's office.

Read more story: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/13/justice/texas-abortion-sonogram/index.html

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