Doctors say federal rules on discussing abortions inhibit relationships with patients

Connecticut Public Radio

There have been a few other examples of American laws that attempt to restrict doctors’ speech, according to sociologist Carole Joffe, but most have been struck down by the courts for violating the First Amendment.

Joffe, a professor at University of California, San Francisco who studies abortion, points to a 2011 Florida law that attempted to prevent doctors from asking their patients about whether they own guns.