Texas senate has finally passed their much debated mandatory ultrasound law, which will also have the added effect of pushing a longer waiting period for many women seeking abortions in the state.
Via Dallas News:
The bill mandates sonograms for women seeking abortions, and makes clear they can view the image and hear the fetal heart beat. If she o not to see the sonogram, a doctor must give her a detailed description of the fetus from what can be seen on a sonogram.
Also, in the vast majority of cases - unless the woman lives 100 miles away from an abortion clinic - she must have the sonogram and hear the description one day and return to have the abortion on the next day.
Republican Governor Rick Perry, an anti-abortion politician, is expected to sign the bill into law.