The controversial anti-abortion bill is facing a lawsuit.
The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a class action lawsuit against Texas' new abortion ultrasound law on behalf of Texas medical providers performing abortions and their patients.
The new law requires that the doctor providing the abortion performs an ultrasound on the woman, takes steps to show and describe the ultra sound images to her and plays the sound of the fetal heart.
The Center argues that the ultrasound requirements violate the First Amendment rights of both the doctor and the patient by forcing physicians to deliver "politically-motivated communications to women", regardless of their wishes.
However, supporters of the bill say it has already saved lives.
"No telling how many lives…there's been countless lives saved…And there are going to be many, many more because of this legislation," Gov. Rick Perry said shortly after the bill passed.
The law also requires that the woman waits 24-hours before she can obtain an abortion.
"This law barges in on the doctor-patient relationship," said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights. "This law is patronizing to women in Texas. It is based on outdated stereotypes that women are too immature or too incompetent to make important decisions."