Kentucky House Panel Halts 3 Abortion Access Bills

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Updated: 3/21 6:08 pm
From the Associated Press:

A Kentucky House panel has halted three Republican-sponsored bills that would regulate abortion access statewide.

Two of the measures would have required a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound, without exemption for rape victims.

The third bill would have required a woman to be physically present during a consultation with an abortion provider instead of consulting over the phone.

Testifying on behalf of the bills were representatives from the Kentucky Right to Life Association.

Opponents of the bills included committee Chairman Tom Burch, a Louisville Democrat, and representatives from the Kentucky American Civil Liberties Union.

The bills were voted down along party lines in the committee after a contentious debate.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
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