Lawsuit filed over state's recent abortion law

From staff reportsSeptember 29, 2011 

— Several organizations today filed suit in federal court against North Carolina over the state's new law requiring women seeking abortions to wait 24 hours and requiring abortion providers to display and describe an ultrasound image of their fetus.

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation, Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Planned Parenthood of Central N.C. and the Center for reproductive Rights sued over the constitutionality of the law, alleging it violates the rights of health care providers and women.

The General Assembly overrode the governor's veto of the bill earlier this summer. The lawsuit was filed in the Middle District of North Carolina.

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