North Carolina ultrasound abortion law ruled illegal by judge

By Reuters | Sat, 18 Jan 2014 02:54 AM

By David Adams

Jan 17 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday struck down a 2011 North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to perform an ultrasound and explain it to a woman before having an abortion, arguing it violated the constitutional right to free speech of doctors.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles found that a state does not have "the power to compel a health care provider to speak, in...

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