Archive for March, 2012

Judge strikes down Oklahoma ultrasound law

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(CBS/AP) OKLAHOMA CITY –  An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday struck down a state law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and to listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure.

District Judge Bryan Dixon ruled the statute passed by the Legislature in 2010 is an unconstitutional special law because it addresses only patients, physicians and sonographers dealing with abortions and does not address them concerning other medical care.

Former Democratic Gov. ...

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Oklahoma attorney general plans appeal in ultrasound-abortion dispute

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Oklahoma County District Judge Bryan Dixon declared the law unconstitutional in a summary judgment handed down Wednesday. The law would have required doctors or their technicians to show pregnant women ultrasound images of their fetuses and discuss those images with the women before abortions were performed.

“The law is about presenting abortion accurately with full information about the outcome,” Pruitt said in a statement.

“We have an obligation to protect our citizens and make sure abortion is held to the ...

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Democrats want to target government ultrasounds

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Republicans pushed controversial legislation in 2012 that would have required women considering an abortion to undergo an ultrasound.

The plan failed this year, but they’ve vowed to revive the issue in 2013 with changes to curry more support.

Democrats said Friday they’ve begun crafting a measure to block those plans.

Boise Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb says affirming Idaho citizens’ right to decline medical treatment in the state’s founding documents could provide the protection they desire from government-mandated ultrasounds.

Idaho was among a handful of states ...

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Okla. court strikes down ultrasound abortion law

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and to listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure.

District Judge Bryan Dixon ruled the statute passed by the Oklahoma Legislature in 2010 is an unconstitutional special law, and is can’t be enforced because it addresses only patients, physicians and sonographers dealing with abortions without ...

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Oklahoma judge blocks abortion ultrasound law

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1:14 p.m. CDT, March 29, 2012

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Idaho won’t require ultrasound before abortion

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Idaho’s Republican-controlled Legislature is backing away from a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound first, capping weeks of Capitol demonstrations, a live Senate ultrasound exhibition on pregnant women and threats against at least one lawmaker.

The legislation passed the Senate, but stalled in the state House after Rep. Tom Loertscher announced Tuesday he wouldn’t schedule a committee hearing.

Consequently, anti-abortion activists’ push to include Idaho among seven other states that require ultrasound procedures before an abortion ...

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Recipients to be honored for achievements in medical ultrasound at the 2012 AIUM Annual Convention

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During the opening session of the 2012 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, ...

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Virginia ultrasound flap drags on

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Every day that Virginia Republicans have to defend the new law requiring women to obtain an ultrasound to get an abortion, is a day Democrats think the gender gap there widens in their favor. The latest episode in the running controversy came when state Senate Democrats offered up a proposal to help women pay for the ultrasound procedure that the state’s now mandating. The Times-Dispatch reports:

Passage of the budget bill came despite rejection of a key Democratic demand ...

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Cephasonics Completes Management Buyout of Ultrasound Business Unit From Samplify Systems

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cephasonics, Inc., a technology-innovation leader focused on delivering mixed-signal semiconductors, modules and subsystems to the imaging and ultrasound markets, today announced that it has completed a management buyout of the Samplify Systems, Inc. ultrasound business and assets. The asset purchase agreement includes all ultrasound-related technology and intellectual property; IC, module and system products; and customer, distribution and partner relationships. Assuring seamless operational continuity, the entire expert marketing, ...

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Ultrasound laws are constitutional

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Scott W. Gaylord and Thomas J. Molony?are both professors at the Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, N.C.

The next wave of abortion regulation has arrived. Pennsylvania currently is considering whether to join 23 states that already have laws regulating – and in some cases requiring – the use of ultrasounds in connection with abortion procedures. Similar legislation is pending in nine other states, and the trend shows no sign of stopping.

The ultrasound laws are being hotly debated in ...

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