The Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a lower court’s ruling on a Kentucky law that requires abortionists to perform an ultrasound and share its description with the mother prior to the procedure.
Signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin (R) in 2017, the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act also requires abortionists to offer mothers an opportunity to hear their unborn babies’ heartbeat prior to its termination.
The decision to decline the case leaves the law in place.
National Review reported, “No justices dissented from the decision not to hear the case.”
In April, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in a 2-1 vote, struck down a lower court ruling that declared the law unconstitutional because it violates the free speech of physicians. read more