Texas House approves bill requiring ultrasounds before abortions

The Texas House of Representatives  on Monday displayed its utter contempt for women’s privacy by voting  107-42 [roll call] to approve legislation that requires women seeking an abortion  to undergo an ultrasound before the procedure is performed. The bill [HB 15 text; materials] requires doctors to conduct a vaginal ultrasound and display the images at least 24 hours prior to an abortion, and would strip them of their medical licenses should they fail to do so.

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All organizations planning conferences should boycott Texas and not hold any conferences there.

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