June 15, 2015

Supreme Court supports lower court ruling against North Carolina abortion restrictions

Washington Post - The Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that struck down North Carolina’s requirement that doctors must take and describe an ultrasound image before performing an abortion.

The court without comment declined to review a decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that the requirement violated the First Amendment rights of the doctor performing the procedure.

“The requirement is quintessential compelled speech. It forces physicians to say things they otherwise would not say,” wrote Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson.

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