Doctors forced to send ultrasound pics to North Carolina officials under new anti-abortion law

Doctors must send ultrasound images of women seeking abortions to state officials under a newly enacted law in North Carolina.

Anti-abortion activists say the law is intended to verify that doctors and health clinics are complying with state law, which prohibits abortions after 20 weeks with some exceptions for medical emergencies, reported the New York Times.

The law requires health care providers who perform abortions after the 16-week mark to send ultrasound images to North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services so officials can verify the “probable gestational age” of the fetus.

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