Today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals said it will not rehear the Texas sonogram law, meaning it stands and no woman in the state of Texas will be able to get an abortion until she has a sonogram and 24 hour waiting period. On January 25, the Center for Reproductive Justice issued this press release asking for an en banc, or full court rehearing on the Texas sonogram law, which had already been ruled as constitutional. Today the court said no.
As a mater of fact, every single judge said no. The order says:
"Treating the Petition for Rehearing En Bane as a Petition for Panel Rehearing, the Petition for Panel Rehearing is DENIED. No member of the panel nor judge in regular active service of the court having requested that the court be polled on Rehearing En Bane (FED. R. ApP. P. and 5TH CrR. R. 35), the Petition for Rehearing En Bane is DENIED."