This weekend, the Wisconsin State Journal posted my letter to the editor on Wisconsin state Representative Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin misrepresentation of NAF’s clinical policy guidelines: Last week the Wisconsin Legislature passed misguided legislation that would require a woman to have a medically unnecessary ultrasound before she can obtain abortion care. To support this legislation,…

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Today, the Indianapolis Star, posted my letter to the editor on the state’s anti-choice legislation that would require women to get an ultrasound before a medication abortion.  No matter what supporters of Senate Bill 37 say, this bill is a blatant example of anti-choice legislators attempting to practice medicine without a license. The bill would…

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Today, I issued the following statement on Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposed amendments to the a state ultrasound bill: Today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell asked legislators to make a series of amendments to a bill that would require women seeking abortion care to have an ultrasound. But even with the proposed amendments, this bill is…

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Monday, a district judge issued an injunction to stop the enforcement of an Oklahoma law that would require women to undergo an ultrasound one hour prior to obtaining abortion care and listen to an explanation from the medical professional performing the ultrasound while the image was displayed where she could see it. NAF member clinic…

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NAF board member Carole Joffe, author of Doctors of Conscience and the recently released Dispatches from the Abortion Wars, has just published an article about recent anti-choice actions, from the ongoing controversy over Sister Mary Margaret McBride to Oklahoma’s just-passed ultrasound law. Published on RH Reality Check, the article reads in part: Do these examples…

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This week, an Oklahoma County judge heard oral arguments in a legal challenge to a 2008 state law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound one hour prior to obtaining abortion care. The law also stipulates that women must listen to an explanation from the medical professional performing the ultrasound about what the image shows. In…

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NAF member Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, ND has filed a lawsuit to block part of a new state law that requires providers to offer all patients the option to view an ultrasound image 24 hours prior to obtaining abortion care. While a woman should have the option to view such an image, legislation…

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Lawmakers in multiple states continue to propose legislation attempting to restrict abortion access. Earlier this week in South Carolina, a bill requiring that all women wait 24 hours after an ultrasound is provided to receive abortion care was approved by a House committee and sent to the full House of Representatives. Current law already requires…

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A temporary injunction, issued October 29, has prevented Oklahoma ultrasound legislation from taking effect this month. In April, the Oklahoma legislature passed the country’s most restrictive ultrasound law, which requires women to undergo an ultrasound one hour prior to obtaining abortion care and listen to an explanation from the medical professional performing the ultrasound while…

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An article published yesterday by Stateline.org takes a comprehensive look at the nation’s ultrasound laws. This year legislation mandating ultrasound provision was introduced in 18 states. In April, Oklahoma passed the most restrictive law, which requires a woman to undergo an ultrasound one hour prior to obtaining abortion care and listen to an explanation from…

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