The Center for Reproductive Rights, a national abortion-rights advocacy group, has filed suit over Texas’ newly-signed abortion sonogram law, alleging it violates the First Amendment rights of the doctor and the patient.
The suit, Texas Medical Providers Performing Abortion Services. v. Department of State Health Services Commissioner David Lakey, alleges that the sonogram requirement violates the constitutional rights of both the doctor and the patient by “forcing physicians to deliver politically-motivated communications to women regardless of the woman’s wishes.” The Center for Reproductive Rights also charges that the law discriminates against women by “subjecting them to paternalistic ‘protections’ not imposed on men.”
The challenge was filed in U.S. District Court in Austin.
The CRR’s press release is here, and documents related to the suit are here. Anyone more lawyerly than me want to take a crack at predicting the outcome? Leave a comment if you do. Postcards has more.