Activist Judge Blocks New Pro-Life Texas Ultrasound Law

August 31, 2011 06:01

“The well-known pro-abortion judge claimed that he’s not going to allow politics in his court. I guess what he really meant was any politics that differ from his own.” –

by Steven Ertelt at


The new law in Texas allowing women considering an abortion a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child beforehand is supposed to go into effect any day now, but that may not happen thanks to an activist judge.

UDPDATE:  U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks today issued an injunction in advance of the September 1 date the law is supposed to go into effect.

“The Sonogram Law requires that doctors who are about to commit an abortion must show the image of the baby to the mother and give her the opportunity to hear her baby’s heartbeat. The law is simple, straightforward, and common sense,” Graham said. “But the abortion industry fears sonograms — moms choose Life when they see their baby’s face or toes, or thumbs. Since Roe v. Wade, there has never been a more powerful tool to change a mother’s mind than seeing the face of her preborn baby.”

Graham says arguments from abortion advocates that the law is an inconvenience for women don’t make sense.

“Planned Parenthood already does sonograms before abortions. Yet they almost always refuse to let women see the images — even when the desperate mothers ask to see them,” she said. “For every abortion, Planned Parenthood rakes in between $350 and $600. A sonogram transforms a confused customer into a mother willing to rise off the table, walk out of the abortion mill, and choose Life. The last option Planned Parenthood wants is for a frightened girl to take time, to even think, to have a chance to change her mind.”


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