Abortion providers challenge Oklahoma ultrasound requirement
Catholic World News - May 04, 2010
Abortion providers in Oklahoma have won a delay in the implementation of a new law requiring an ultrasound examination before abortions. Attorney General Drew Edmondson accepted a court order blocking the enforcement of the law while the Center for Reproductive Rights makes a court challenge. The pro-abortion Center argues that the requirement for an ultrasound is intrusive, and a doctor's description of the unborn child may include information that the abortion-minded woman does not want to hear.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($25,337 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: Chestertonian -
May. 04, 2010 6:49 PM ET USA
Good grief, informed consent often means a patient will hear unpleasant news, but the point is to ensure as much as possible that the patient can make an informed decision about her health. Obviously, the pro-aborts have succeeded by keeping their clients ignorant, but it is as immoral and unethical as not telling a cancer patient when a treatment may be as hazardous as the cancer, or that a less radical surgery may be a viable option. ALL patients need to know what they face.