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|Mon, 05-16-2011 - 8:48am|
Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama are looking into or signing into law measures that will make the woman have a sonogram and hear about the development stage of her fetus, along with a 24 hour wait period to have an abortion. Do you think this is stepping all over the woman's rights? Or is this a way to preserve life?Should states require sonograms before allowing women to have abortions?
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to sign a law soon requiring a woman seeking an abortion to have a sonogram and hear a description of the fetus, including whether it has developed fingers, toes or internal organs, as well as requiring a 24-hour waiting period before most procedures. In the past decade, more than 20 states have passed laws involving sonograms for women seeking abortions. Most simply require that ultrasounds be performed. But the Texas and Oklahoma laws, as well as legislation under consideration in Alabama, go further by requiring a woman who wants an abortion to be told in detail about her fetus's development.