Oklahoma Ultrasound Law Struck Down
Another judge sticks himself in the place of the legislature:
An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday struck down a state law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and to listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure.
District Judge Bryan Dixon ruled the statute passed by the Legislature in 2010 is an unconstitutional special law because it addresses only patients, physicians and sonographers dealing with abortions and does not address them concerning other medical care.
That definition of a “special law” is so broad that it could be stretched to cover just about any law, which shows how far this judge was willing to go to protect the pro-abortion lobby.
The author of the ultrasound statute, Rep. Lisa Billy, R-Lindsay, said she was disappointed with the ruling.
“I think women deserve to have all the information necessary before making that decision,” Billy said.
She said doctors already were performing ultrasounds on women before performing an abortion and that her bill only required them to make the images available for women to view.
That’s absolutely correct, even WebMD says:
An ultrasound is generally performed for all pregnant women around 20 weeks gestation. During this ultrasound, the doctor will confirm that the placenta is healthy and attached normally and that your baby is growing properly in the uterus. The baby’s heartbeat and movement of its body, arms and legs can also be seen on the ultrasound.
So it’s not like, as the lefties would love to claim, the government is forcing doctors to do a test that they wouldn’t normally do; they’re already doing these tests as part of normal prenatal care.
What this really shows is how afraid the pro-abortion forces are of showing the pregnant lady how developed her baby is at 20 weeks gestation. You can answer for yourself why they’re so terrified of that prospect.