Texas woman can breathe a sigh of relief. As a federal judge blocks Texas sonogram law, women seeking an abortion are not forced to go through an unnecessary sonogram procedure. This sonogram provision, as part of an abortion law, was a major part of Rick Perry's agenda. Unfortunately, the blocking is only temporary at this time.
In the ruling, the judge said, "the act compels physicians to advance an ideological agenda with which they may not agree, regardless of any medical necessity, and irrespective of whether the pregnant women wish to listen."
So, a judge blocks Texas sonogram law at this time, but it could possibly prevail in court at a later date, resulting in torturing women who wish to have an abortion and exercise their right to have one. The law, if it does become one, would force a woman to have a sonogram 24 hours prior to having an abortion. If the woman lives 100 miles or more from the clinic, she would be forced to have the sonogram two hours prior to her abortion.
"Perry, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said the goal of the law was to make sure women have all information necessary to make an informed decision on an important medical procedure," reports The Telegraph.
Sonograms are not necessary to ensure an abortion is safe for the woman. The federal judge blocks Texas sonogram law because it tramples on basic human compassion, among other things. It is obvious that Perry, and others who support this, simply want to hurt the woman who is exercising her right to an abortion. Of course, he will never admit the truth. That may cost him votes, and votes are far more important to him than a woman's rights and feelings.