Casey Hughes



This Note reconciles the divide between the TV US debate and the original intent of abortion regulations to protect women’s health. By first analyzing the medicine and then applying it to the law, this Note proves transvaginal ultrasound regulations are not undue burdens on women’s access to abortion. Part I of this Note discusses transvaginal ultrasounds and their medical use in obstetrics, demonstrating they are not undue burdens, but rather beneficial to women and often necessary to support women’s health prior to abortions. Part II of this Note discusses abortion and ultrasound-related legal decisions and how they apply to transvaginal ultrasound regulation. Finally, Part III of this Note proposes a potential legislative approach to solving the TV US debate, intertwining the medicine with the law to conform to Roe and Casey. Part III also addresses potential issues with this legislation and how they can be overcome.



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