Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma ruling against pre-abortion ultrasound

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to hear a case concerning pre-abortion ultrasounds for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies in Oklahoma.
By refusing to take up the matter, the top U.S. court let stand a ruling by the state’s supreme court that struck down a local law requiring “the performance, display and explanation of a pre-abortion ultrasound.”
The state claimed to have a “legitimate interest of reducing the risk that a woman may elect an abortion, only to discover later, with devastating psychological consequences, that her decision was not fully informed.”

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Photo: Paul J Richards/AFP

Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma ruling against pre-abortion ultrasound

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to hear a case concerning pre-abortion ultrasounds for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies in Oklahoma.

By refusing to take up the matter, the top U.S. court let stand a ruling by the state’s supreme court that struck down a local law requiring “the performance, display and explanation of a pre-abortion ultrasound.”

The state claimed to have a “legitimate interest of reducing the risk that a woman may elect an abortion, only to discover later, with devastating psychological consequences, that her decision was not fully informed.”

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Photo: Paul J Richards/AFP