Skip to comments.North Carolina ultrasound abortion law ruled illegal by judge
Posted on 01/17/2014 10:17:13 PM PST by boatbums
A federal judge on Friday struck down a 2011 North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to perform an ultrasound and explain it to a woman before having an abortion, arguing it violated the constitutional right to free speech of doctors.
U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles found that a state does not have "the power to compel a health care provider to speak, in his or her own voice, the state's ideological message in favor of carrying a pregnancy to term."
The law "compels a health care provider to act as the state's courier and to disseminate the state's message discouraging abortion, in the provider's own voice, in the middle of a medical procedure, and under circumstances where it would seem the message is the provider's and not the state's," she added in her 42-page ruling.
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Ultrasound allows the mother to HEAR her unborn child's heartbeat as well as to see for herself that it is indeed a beating heart and that there is a human life inside her. The only reason an abortionist would not want her to know this is she just might change her mind and NOT go through with the murder of her child and the "doctor" loses out on the money. Deplorable! How can this judge consider this is in the best interest of women?
What does explaining a medical test in medical and scientific terms to a woman have to do with a state's "ideological" message?
You can bet he never used that line to strike down liberal laws like employer mandates, or Obamacare.,
Since 10th Amendment-ignoring activist justices have infiltrated the courts.
Funny what happens to this free speech of doctors when they want to coach someone out of sexual perversion, however!
It’s a sham, a charade, a farce. I feel that we might as well just laugh at it. Why dignify it with deep, deep logic?
Well it is weird. Will Obamacare be as reticent about giving medical advice? I’m doubting it.
This week has been one judicial outrage after another. From declaring gay marriage a civil right in Oklahoma (overruling something like 76% of Oklahoma voters) and tossing out voter ID laws in Pennsylvania, to thwarting reasonable restrictions on abortion, these leftist/statist judges just don’t quit. Why should they? Congress consistently lets judges do this, because Congress actually LIKES judges who act as super legislators. It absolves Congress of any blame!
These black robed tyrants are going to have to be dealt with. If we are lucky enough to ever regain control of Congress, we are going to have to start impeaching a whole lot of judges. Otherwise, they will simply overrule whatever the new conservative majority in Congress attempts to do.
Judge is an Obama 2010 appointee
Abortion is the only medical procedure a doctor doesn’t have to inform the patient of the details.
Rather shows how uncaring pro-aborts types are toward women.
A relative recently had a colonosccopy and the GI doctor went over every little detail of it prior. And afterwards he was monitored for an hour before leaving. Abortion doctors do the abortion and out the patient goes. No monitoring afterwards.
Isn’t withholding medical information a crime?
There is absolutely no logic to it. Like you wrote. It’s a complete farce—grand comedy. Unfortunately, it’s not very funny. The judges are despots. They are little more than super legislators who make the law up as they go.
I certainly think it would be.
Judge: Knowledge is Bad!
Abortion lovers are afraid that if a woman sees the child they are about to have murdered that they might have a change of heart, that is what they are afraid of
Well, I mean laugh at it, then come at the issue at a different level.
We have folks lost in sin here. It’s going to be a seek and recover mission. Politically there can be some house cleaning, but unless the heart of the nation supports it, it won’t happen.
And here’s where I am even now getting into hot debates with other Christians. I’m making assertions about the fundamental redemptive desire and character of God that are getting panned big time, but nobody can actually disprove it. It’s like folks are counting the balance of gloomy and happy words in the bible and then puzzling out from that what God is like, rather than actually following (1) the story, and (2) the claims, of God.
I think it is treating women shamefully and it is shocking how today's feminists don't care that it is going on. Read some of the early feminists like Elisabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lousia May Alcott and what they thought of abortion. They called it "child murder" and something imposed on women by unscrupulous men who wanted to hide their adulteries and escape responsibilities for their children. See feministsforlife.org/. They have the history of these brave women and show that their cause is STILL ongoing.
Do you mean like the “activist justices” who decided that corporations were people, and money was speech; or that eminent domain could be used for corporate interests in addition to community interests like schools and hospitals.