Skip to comments.Judge halts North Dakota abortion counseling law
Posted on 09/12/2019 1:10:23 PM PDT by Morgana
A federal judge has temporarily halted a North Dakota law that required doctors to tell patients the effects of abortion drugs can be reversed.
U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland issued an order Tuesday granting a preliminary injunction on that part of the law, known as H.B. 1336.
"Legislation which forces physicians to tell their patients, as part of informed consent, that 'it may be possible' to reverse or cure an ailment, disease, illness, surgical procedure, or the effects of any medicationin the absence of any medical or scientific evidence to support such a messageis unsound, misplaced, and would not survive a constitutional challenge under any level of scrutiny," Hovland wrote.
"The provisions of H.B. 1336 violate a physicians right not to speak and go far beyond any informed consent laws addressed by the United States Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, or other courts to date," added Hovland, a George W. Bush appointee.
The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a suit against the law in June on behalf of the American Medical Association and the Red River Womens Clinic, the only abortion clinic in North Dakota.
Across the country, doctors are being used as political pawns in the attack on abortion, Marc Hearron, Senior Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement.
We all have the right to free speech and to speak the truth. That doesnt change because youre a doctor who provides abortion care. Today, the court stepped in to protect the First Amendment rights of these physicians."
A spokesperson for North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (R) said the office is reviewing the order.
The Hill has reached out to Cass County State Attorney Birch Burdick, who was also named as a defendant in the suit, for comment.
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Here in Illinois the State has passed a compelled speech law. I wonder if the court will give the pro-life side the same right to not be compelled to give speech you do not want.
In Illinois, crisis pregnancy centers are required to inform their clients where they may obtain an abortion. Which is directly contrary to their whole purpose for being.
Thank you for that input. Not from Illinois so don’t know the rules. Always helps when FReepers come in and add their 2 cents, know what I mean?
Does Illinois require barbers to tell customers about other places that they might get a haircut, or to tell vegan restaurants to inform customers that restaurants serving meat are also an option?
Yes... now you asked Morgana so you gonna get the long answer.
How does the abortion pill reversal process work?
Within 0 -72 hours after taking mifepristone (the first pill), a woman can be prescribed a treatment of progesterone to hopefully counter the effects of the mifepristone. It is most effective in the first 24 hours.
Mifepristone binds to progesterone receptors in the placenta and uterus and blocks progesterone from binding, preventing the normal effect of progesterone on the fetus. If the body is flooded with progesterone, the idea is that the higher levels of progesterone will out-compete the mifepristone for the binding spots.
The progesterone regimen is usually continued for the rest of the first trimester.
Here is their webpage
if you have taken the first pill and not the second, you may call them. They can put you in contact with a doctor in your area who can provide the progesterone needed to save the baby.
Many many women take the first pill then have MAJOR REGRET.
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