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    in order to recite the information. Additionally, there can be a certified sonographer if the doctor isn't doing the sonogram, and if the doctor is male, there will be a female nurse, MA or patient advocate in the room as well.

    The proof of compliance is a state-issued form completed by the patient after the ultrasound, which she initials and signs in order to certify that the physician has complied with all portions of the law.

    If the well-funded and well-organized anti-choice powerhouses here in Texas haven't already begun sending pregnant operatives into clinics to conduct sting operations against doctors, they will. That would be an extremely cost-effective way to close clinics, and that's what this law is really meant to do.  

    So even as awful as all of this is, a physician would have to be incredibly foolhardy to skip any of it.

    "Texas is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman's uterus." -- Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

    by moiv on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 05:51:42 PM PDT

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