Judge rules NC abortion-ultrasound law is unconstitutional - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Judge rules NC abortion-ultrasound law is unconstitutional

Posted: Updated:
Judge Catherine Eagles on Friday overturned a North Carolina law regarding abortion providers and patients Judge Catherine Eagles on Friday overturned a North Carolina law regarding abortion providers and patients

 

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A federal judge in North Carolina says a state law requiring women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound and then have a medical provider describe the image to them is a violation of constitutional free-speech rights.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles ruled Friday that states don't have the power to force a health care provider to be the bearer of an ?ideological message in favor of carrying a pregnancy to term."

Eagles had put the law on hold a few months after the Republican-led state legislature passed the law in 2011.

She said then that providers did not have to place an ultrasound image next to a pregnant woman so she can view it, describe its features and offer the patient the chance to listen to the heartbeat.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Hagan's lead grows over Tillis in new PPP poll of Senate race

    Hagan's lead grows over Tillis in new PPP poll of Senate race

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:32:17 GMT
    A new poll of North Carolina's highly-watched Senate race shows incumbent Kay Hagan's lead widening over Thom Tillis with less than four months left before Election Day. Public Policy Polling surveyed
    Incumbent Kay Hagan has stretched her lead slightly over Thom Tillis in the highly-watched race for one of North Carolina's seats in the U.S. Senate. Hagan's lead is now seven points over Tillis with less than four months to go before Election Day. To see the specifics of the poll, click on the link inside this story.
  • Rouzer has cash lead in NC7 race over Barfield, Casteen

    Rouzer has cash lead in NC7 race over Barfield, Casteen

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:27:48 GMT
    Republican David Rouzer has a cash advantage over the two other candidates running to replace Mike McIntyre as the Representative for North Carolina's  3rd Congressional District. Rouzer, Democrat Jonathan
    Former state Senator David Rouzer has a wide advantage over the other two candidates in the race for the 7th Congressional District race in North Carolina. 
  • Senate committee approves coal ash bill despite Duke Energy objections

    Senate committee approves coal ash bill despite Duke Energy objections

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-06-18 11:42:30 GMT
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/WECT) - A committee of the North Carolina Senate advanced a bill aimed at stopping groundwater pollution leaching from Duke Energy's coal pits in the state, despite concerns raised by
    A state Senate committee on Tuesday gave approval to a coal ash bill mandating clean up deadlines for Duke Energy's coal ash ponds across North Carolina. Click the link inside the story to read the text of the bill.
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.