Appeals Court Upholds Kentucky Ultrasound Abortion Law
April 5, 2019
(The Hill) – A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a Kentucky law requiring doctors to show and describe a fetal ultrasound to patients before performing an abortion. In a 2-1 decision, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law does not infringe on the First Amendment rights of physicians. A lower court had issued an injunction blocking the law last year, with a federal judge citing the psychological harm it could cause a patient.