Supreme Court upholds Kentucky law requiring abortion doctors to show ultrasounds to women before abortions

by Adam Ford · Dec 9th, 2019 11:21 am

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a Kentucky abortion law that requires abortion doctors to perform an ultrasound and describe the image of the unborn baby to the mother before proceeding with the abortion. The law also requires abortion doctors to allow the mother to hear the unborn baby's heartbeat if she would like.

Kentucky argued the law is a "simple and straightforward" part of an" informed-consent process" that "does nothing more than require that women who are considering an abortion be provided with information that is truthful, non-misleading and relevant to their decision of whether to have an abortion."

The court rejected the case without comment. No justices dissented on record.


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