Posts Tagged ‘sonogram’

Ultrasound law interferes with health services, clinic says

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Reilly Moore 222 Comments

RICHMOND — A state law requiring women to receive an ultrasound at least a day before having an abortion has already caused a Northern Virginia health clinic to reduce its non-abortion services in the month since it took effect, according to a clinic official. (more…)

Ongoing study shows ultrasounds do not have direct impact on abortion decision

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by Sofia Resnick 3 Comments

Last week, Virginia became the latest state to consider mandating ultrasounds for all women who want an abortion. But as more states inject mandatory ultrasound policies into their abortion laws, a group of scientists is attempting to influence the debate with new research showing that ultrasounds, while useful and informative, do not directly influence a woman’s decision to have an abortion, at least not in most cases. The research team has also found evidence of instances when anti-abortion pregnancy centers have misdiagnosed how far along a woman is in her pregnancy, potentially in an effort to delay or prevent an abortion. (more…)

U.S. House bill would authorize grants to crisis pregnancy centers to buy ultrasound equipment

Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 by Sofia Resnick No Comments

Image by Matt MahurinWhile the U.S. House is trying to prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving federal dollars, other legislation pending in the House — albeit quietly — would direct taxpayer money to crisis pregnancy centers, which, in recent years, have become anti-abortion rights groups’ low-income alternative to reproductive health clinics. (more…)

Texas Senate passes pre-abortion sonogram bill in the name of medical improvement

Posted on: February 18th, 2011 by Sofia Resnick 3 Comments

Image by Matt MahurinThe Texas Senate passed legislation Thursday that would require all doctors in the state to perform an ultrasound before every abortion. The woman would then have the right whether or not to view the ultrasound and listen to the fetal heartbeat.

“It’s a must on the doctor, it’s a may on the woman,” said Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston), the author of the bill during the past two sessions. (more…)