Greensboro, NC -- A judge is scheduled to hear a challenge to a 2011 law in NC dubbed the "Ultrasound Law."
According to the ACLU, the law requires physicians to perform an ultrasound four hours before providing an abortion, place the ultrasound screen in the woman's view and describe the images in detail - even if the woman objects.
In October 2011 Judge Cathering Eagles issued a preliminary injunction to ensure that key provisions of the law would not go into effect during ongoing litigation of the underlying constitutional questions.
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Civil liberties advocates and women's health providers, including the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the Middle District of North Carolina on September 29, 2011, challenging the constitutionality of the law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly, arguing that it violates the rights of health care providers and women seeking abortion care.
US District Judge Catherine Eagle is schedule to preside over the hearing at 9:30 a.m. The District Court is located at 324 W. Market Street in Greensboro.