Good news for women in North Carolina. The lawsuit against anti-abortion H.B. 854 received an injunction earlier this week!
The portion of the law that mandates some of what physicians are required to tell women, including a an ultrasound and description of the fetus, has been blocked. The rest of the law goes into effect today, including the 24-hour waiting period.
U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles stated that proponents of the law “have not articulated how the speech-and-display requirements address the stated concern in reducing compelled abortions, and none is immediately apparent.”
This ruling is a step in the right direction.
Another hearing is scheduled for December. We can only hope that Judge Eagles recognizes what an incredible violation of privacy and bodily autonomy this law is.