Tags: Perry Holds Ceremonial Signing for Sonogram Bill

Perry Holds Ceremonial Signing for Sonogram Bill

Wednesday, 25 May 2011 11:07 AM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry held a ceremonial signing Tuesday of an abortion bill that requires women seeking an abortion in the state to have a sonogram before the procedure. Supporters of the bill, lawmakers and television cameras surrounded the governor as he signed the new law, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

perry, sonogram bill“Standing for life is not a partisan issue,” said state Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican who shepherded the sonogram legislation through the Senate. “It is a God issue.”

Perry officially signed the bill last week.

The bill requires that a doctor or medical professional perform a sonogram at least 24 hours before the scheduled abortion. It also mandates that if the woman agrees, medical personnel would have to make the image available for viewing.

The new law also makes it mandatory for the woman to listen to the doctor’s explanation of what the sonogram image shows, including internal organs, cardiac activity and fetal size. And the legislation requires doctors to provide information about where women can have the sonograms for free.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Greek Air Force F-16 Crashes, Killing 10 and Injuring 13 in Spain

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 15:39 PM

A Greek Air Force F-16 crash killed at least 10 people Monday after it hit the ground during NATO training in southeaste . . .

Dianne Wiest Rent: Oscar-Winning Actress Admits She Can't Pay

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 15:29 PM

Oscar winner Dianne Wiest will open in Off Broadway’s "Rasheeda Speaking" soon, but that theater work isn’t helping the  . . .

Viola Davis' Acceptance Speech Gets a Standing Ovation at SAG Awards

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 14:51 PM

Viola Davis poured out an emotional acceptance speech at the 2015 SAG Awards Sunday night, tying in a heartfelt anecdote . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved