Court upholds Kentucky abortion ultrasound bill: Federal appeals
Apr 09, 2019 04:05 AM EDT
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Thursday that a Kentucky law requiring a doctor to perform an ultrasound prior to performing an abortion does not violate their First Amendment rights.
Kentucky's Ultrasound Informed Consent Act requires doctors to perform an ultrasound for pregnant women wishing to have an abortion and play the sound of the fetal heartbeat to the woman before undertaking the procedure. In addition, it requires the doctor to describe numerous physical aspects of the fetus,