Kentucky got some good news today as the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit designed to block their ultrasound law from going into effect:
#BREAKING: The Supreme Court leaves in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions, rejecting a challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Kentucky’s lone remaining abortion clinic.
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) December 9, 2019
MYFOX8 – The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Kentucky abortion-related law to go into effect that requires a doctor, while performing a pre-abortion ultrasound, to describe the image and make the fetal heart tone audible to a patient.
Challengers, including an abortion clinic, brought a First Amendment challenge arguing that the law forced a patient to see the images even if she didn’t want to.
Kentucky argued the law is “simple and straightforward” calling it part of an” informed-consent process.” The law, Kentucky said, “does nothing more than require that women who are considering an abortion be provided with information that is truthful, non-misleading and relevant to their decision of whether to have an abortion.”
The court rejected the case without comment or dissent by any of the justices.
Kentucky is right and it’s great to see the Supreme Court didn’t stop this law from taking effect. A woman deserves to know that what she’s about to abort is not just bodily tissue, but a God-breathed life inside her womb. An ultrasound is a “truthful, non-misleading and relevant” way to communicate that to her. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come from the Supreme Court on this incredibly important issue.