On September 29, 2011, the ACLU, Planned Parenthood of Central Carolina, and various abortionists filed a suit against North Carolina’s recently enacted Woman’s Right to Know law. The law, supported by the majority of North Carolinians and more importantly by mothers who have been harmed by the lack of information received prior to having an abortion, would have taken effect beginning on October 1, 2011.
“When a mother's decision involves the life or death of her unborn child, she needs more, not less information. North Carolina's Woman's Right to Know law ensures she gets the scientific facts about her unborn child when deciding whether or not to have an abortion," stated Barbara Holt, President of North Carolina Right to Life. "Mothers, not abortionists, should be the ones deciding whether to view the ultrasound image and to hear the heart tone of their unborn children."
The law requires abortionists to turn the ultrasound image toward the mother, but does not require her to look at the image. The description of the image is supposed to be scientifically accurate and consistent with what the image shows. The abortionist must offer the mother the opportunity to hear the heart tone of her unborn child but does not force her to listen to it. Only the abortion industry would oppose giving mothers all the facts to make this life and death decision for their unborn children.