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Texas Sonogram Law & More in Chad’s Steaming Pile

Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Texas can enforce the sonogram law (link)

The three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned on Tuesday a temporary order against enforcing the Texas sonogram law. The law was passed last year and it requires doctors to show sonograms to patients who wish to have an abortion. The ruling on Tuesday also advised U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on how he should rule in the case.

Chief Judge Edith H. Jones used her opinion to systematically dismantle the argument that the Texas law infringes on the free speech rights of doctors and patients, the key argument against the law.

“The required disclosures of a sonogram, the fetal heartbeat, and their medical descriptions are the epitome of truthful, non-misleading information,” Jones wrote. “The appellees failed to demonstrate constitutional flaws” with the law.

Sparks had ruled in August that several provisions of the state law violated the free-speech rights of doctors who perform abortions by requiring that they show and describe the sonogram images and describe the fetal heartbeat, all of which doctors have said is not necessary for good treatment.

I’m not sure how anyone can say that providing medical advice violates free speech. Doctors are required to do a lot of things in the medical field and required to give information to those they treat. How is this any different? It’s amazing how some (libs) want to let teens get abortions without their parents knowing, yet hate doctors giving information out to women. It’s like liberals are scared to tell people the truth about abortion. Oh wait, they are.

2. New Hampshire Primary

Last night was the battle for who would finish in second and third place. We’ll discuss the primary results on the show this morning and the impact they may have. I still don’t see Mitt Romney losing this thing, and I wish the other GOPers would find something else to complain about than Bain. Romney was a businessman and he had to make decisions. Sorry folks, that’s business.

3. Dumb story of the morning (link)

Here is your dumb story of the morning.

A New York City school employee has lost her job over accusations she faked her daughter’s death so she could take a vacation to Costa Rica.

The Daily News says a school official became suspicious of the forged death certificate. A special investigator’s report says it had different fonts that were misaligned.

Court records show Joan Barnett pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in the case this fall. She was also fired from her job as a parent coordinator at the Manhattan High School of Hospitality Management.

She allegedly told school officials her daughter died in Costa Rica so she could spend 2 1/2 weeks there in March 2010.

A Costa Rican government official later confirmed the document was a fake, noting it dated from 2005.

Barnett’s lawyer declined to comment.

You have got to be kidding me.

These and many more topics coming up on Wednesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.

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