Appeals court guidelines Texas can enforce abortion law even though case is pending A federal appeals court has ruled that while a controversial abortion legislation is decided in court, Texas can enforce a legislation that will require women who would like an abortion to be offered a sonogram. Texas Tribune: Judges: Texas Can Enforce Sonogram Legislation Right now A panel of federal appellate judges has authorized Texas officials to enforce a controversial abortion sonogram law while its constitutionality has been challenged in court.This article is normally republished with kind authorization from our close friends at The Kaiser Family members Foundation. You will see the complete Kaiser Daily Health Plan Record, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Daily Health Plan Report is released for, a free of charge support of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.