Meanwhile, two leading pro-life groups and pro-life Gov. Rick Perry responded to the judge’s decision and say they are not happy about it.
Judge Sparks claimed Texas has no right to tell abortion practitioners they should allow women a chance to see an ultrasound of an abortion — even though one is typically done to determine the age of the baby at the time of the abortion.
Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life, was one of two pro-life leaders to respond to the decision, along with Elizabeth Graham of Texas Right to Life.
“We are disappointed,” Pojman said. “The intent is to raise the standard of care for informed consent for abortion to the level of any other medical or surgical procedure. We believe this case will be appealed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which will allow it to be fully enforced. Until then, women considering abortion will not have the full benefit of the protections intended by the Legislature and Governor Perry.”
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