A law requiring viewing fetus ultrasound before abortion is on appeal in ok. Your opinion of law?
I don't think this will make much difference. People, I hope, give a lot of thought before deciding on an abortion and so having made the decision they will probably stick with it.
Courts and intelligent commentators on both sides acknowledge that there are two interests, both of which have value, at play in abortion law: the moral peril of destroying something that is, at the very least, in the process of turning into a human life, and a woman's right to control her own body.
Requiring women to view an ultrasound is a comparatively small imposition. Granted, it leads to minor delays and could cause her to have an increased sense of the weight of her choice. But this is not a decision that should be taken lightly or made quickly. If the law is administered in a manner that respects the woman's ultimate right to choose abortion, it's acceptable.
Incidentally, I believe similar laws have been upheld in other states, so this probably doesn't violate federal law unless it works differently. It may, of course, violate state constitutional law.
by Stump Parrish 7 years ago
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by andrew savage 5 years ago
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by Holle Abee 8 years ago
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by Nathan K 6 years ago
We all hate one or many laws the USA has. What one would you get rid of?
by Leslie Mccowen 6 years ago
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