This week, dozens of papers across the US refused to print long-running strip Doonesbury in their comics pages on the grounds that the topic it tackled— Texas's abhorrant new sonogram law — was deemed "too controversial" for the delicate sensibilities of Hagar the Horrible readers. But one newspaper's blog took things…
One of Rick Perry's legislative victories as governor of Texas was a law that fined doctors unless they offered to show sonograms to women seeking abortions, described fetal development in detail, and offered up audio of a heartbeat. Now a judge says that's unconstitutional.
Pro-choice activists have filed a lawsuit to overturn a new Texas law that would require women to undergo a sonogram and hear a doctor describe the image. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said in court yesterday that he'll rule on the law before it takes effect on October 1.