Sonogram Law Must Be Enforced Immediately, Court Says

Texas abortion providers were hoping they'd have a few more weeks to start abiding by a state law requiring them to play the heartbeat of the fetus and describe its image on a sonogram at least 24 hours before performing the procedure.

They're not going to get it.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals approved Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's request for immediate enforcement on Friday, meaning that clinics must scramble to comply — or face possible prosecution. 

“The sooner we start providing sonograms to those considering abortions, the more lives we can save," Texas Gov. Rick Perry ...

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