State Health Department Now Enforcing Sonogram Law

The Department of State Health Services has released guidelines for women's health clinics and will begin enforcing Texas' abortion sonogram law, agency officials said Monday night. 

"We'll be providing technical assistance along the way, but facilities need to follow the law, and we’ll be checking up on that during our facility inspections," DSHS spokeswoman Carrie Williams said.  

According to DSHS memos sent to women's health clinics on Monday:

— As of October, the abortion doctor, not an ultrasound technician, had to meet the woman seeking an abortion at least 24 hours ahead of the procedure to perform ...

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