ACLU asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling upholding Kentuckys abortion ultrasound law

In April, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled the 2017 law doesn’t violate a doctor’s First Amendment rights. It also said ultrasounds provide “relevant information.”Four anti-abortion measures were approved this session by Kentucky’s Republican-controlled legislature. Governor Matt Bevin signed all into law. LOUISVILLE, Ky.(WTVQ) – The American Civil Liberties Union says it has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Kentucky abortion law requiring doctors who perform abortions to first perform an ultrasound, attempt to show and describe the image to the patient, and play an audible heartbeat of the fetus.“This sort of extreme political interference in the doctor-patient relationship has no place in the exam room,” said Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. “The sole purpose of this law is to shame and coerce someone who has decided to end their pregnancy. It’s time to stop criminalizing health care, interfering with personal decisions, and substituting political agendas for the expertise of health care professionals.”- Advertisement – read more

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