Appeals Court denies re-hearing request from pro-abortion law firm

By TEXAS RIGHT TO LIFE This morning, an appeals court denied a request to re-hear a lawsuit against the Texas Sonogram Law. The lawsuit, brought forth by the Center for Reproductive Rights, alleged that the Pro-Life Texas Sonogram Law infringed on abortionists’ free-speech rights by compelling “political” speech.  The lawsuit also alleged that the law …

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A Further Look at Judge Sparks’ Comments about Texas’ Sonogram Law

By Dave Andrusko First, thank you to those who’ve responded to our lengthy series of stories about the Texas sonogram law. H.B. 15 is now fully operational after the U.S. District judge who temporarily enjoined the law gritted his teeth and conceded that in light of a decision upholding the law by a federal appeals …

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The initial impact of Texas’s Sonogram Law and why H.B. 15 was passed in the first place

By Dave Andrusko Now that U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, who originally enjoined the Texas sonogram law, has grudgingly conceded he can no longer keep the law from taking effect, you can expect a stream of stories talking about how horrible the impact is on women. (See www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/02/judge-reluctantly-concedes-he-cannot-prevent-texas-sonogram-law-from-taking-effect.) Sure enough the Houston Chronicle produced just …

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Judge Reluctantly Concedes he cannot prevent Texas Sonogram Law from taking effect

By Dave Andrusko A clearly annoyed and frustrated U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks yesterday said he had no choice but to allow Texas new sonogram law to go into effect, the very same law he had temporarily enjoined in July. Sparks, clearly fuming, wrote, “The concept that the government may make puppets out of doctors, …

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Pro-abortionists ask full appeals court to rehear challenge to Texas Sonogram Law

By Dave Andrusko Two weeks after a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a temporary  injunction against Texas’ sonogram law, the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights has asked for a rehearing by the entire 17-member appeals court. The law is currently being enforced. CRR would have to convince a majority of …

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Appeals Court Opens Way to Immediate Enforcement of Texas Sonogram law

By Dave Andrusko Another good piece of news about Texas’s new sonogram law. Three days after lifting U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks’ temporary injunction, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way for immediate enforcement of H.B. 15. This morning the panel agreed to a request by Texas Attorney …

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In spite of appeals court decision, pro-abortionists still hoping Texas Sonogram law will not go into effect

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday we wrote about a hugely significant pro-life victory. In an opinion written by Chief Judge Edith Jones, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a temporary injunction against Texas’ sonogram law (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/01/court-of-appeals-lifts-temporary-injunction-against-texas-sonogram-law). But, as we shall see momentarily, pro-abortionists still hold out hope. U.S. District …

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Court of Appeals Lifts Temporary Injunction Against Texas Sonogram Law

By Dave Andrusko In a huge victory for pro-lifer forces, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this morning lifted a temporary injunction against Texas’ sonogram law. “This ruling marks the turning point in this long court battle over the strongest and most effective sonogram law in the nation, empowering pregnant …

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Judge Hears Arguments Over Texas’ New Sonogram Law

By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said Wednesday that he hopes to rule by September whether Texas’ new sonogram law should go into effect as scheduled. Signed in May by pro-life Gov. Rick Perry, the measure says that the abortion-vulnerable woman must be able to see an ultrasound at least 24 hours before …

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Pro-Abortionists Seek Injunction against Texas Sonogram Law

By Dave Andrusko The pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights stepped up its attack on Texas’ new sonogram law Thursday, filing a  preliminary injunction request in federal court. The New York-based CRR argued the law shouldn’t go into effect on September 1 until a judge rules that it doesn’t violate medical ethics rules and patients’ rights. …

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