Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 5:16 pm
A federal appeals court has struck down North Carolina’s law that says abortion providers must show pregnant women an ultrasound of their fetus.
The three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals was unanimous: North Carolina’s law violates the First Amendment.
The ruling says the law is “quintessential compelled speech” that “forces physicians to say things they otherwise would not say.”
Greensboro's Women's Hospital is moving to the campus of Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.
Moses Cone officials recommend the closing of Women's Clinic.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States.