Monday, December 09, 2019

Supreme Court Denies Review Of Kentucky Ultrasound Informed Consent Law

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in EMW Women’s Surgical Center v. Meier, (Docket No. 19-417, certiorari denied 12/9/2019). (Order List). In the case, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, rejected a 1st Amendment free speech challenge to Kentucky's Ultrasound Informed Consent Law. The law requires a doctor to make the fetal heartbeat audible, and to display and describe ultrasound images, to a woman seeking an abortion. (See prior posting.) CNN reports on the Court's action.