Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Idaho legislators this week shelved a bill requiring women to view ultrasounds of their fetuses before an abortion.
But if passed, would it actually have survived? An Oklahoma district judge today struck down a similar law in Oklahoma, according to the Associated Press.
Oklahoma's law, enacted in 2010, goes a step further than Idaho's. In addition to the ultrasound, doctors had to describe the physical features of the fetus to the woman.
Attempts to stop a similar Texas law have so far been unsuccessful. And a Louisiana ultrasound law is also on hold until their courts figure what to do with it.
Check out a map of states that are considering or already have mandated abortion ultrasound laws here.