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Doctors shouldn't be compelled to give anti-abortion lectures to patients
Doctors shouldn't be compelled to give anti-abortion lectures to patients

A federal appeals court made the right decision this week when it struck down a key provision in a North Carolina law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds on women seeking abortions and then both show and describe the sonogram images to them. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., wisely found the provision to be an unconstitutional violation of the free-speech rights of doctors. This measure is one of a plethora of state laws designed not to protect the health of a woman and her fetus but to discourage her from exercising her constitutionally protected right to abortion. This particular law, the Woman's Right to Know Act, passed the state legislature in July 2011...

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