Whitney Westerfield

11:28 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Kentucky Senate Committee Passes Bill Requiring Mandatory Ultrasound for Abortions

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A Kentucky Senate committee has passed a bill that would require women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory ultrasound procedure.

Senate Bill 8 is the latest anti-abortion measure to clear the panel.

Lawmakers heard testimony from Derrick Selznick, who is director of the ACLU of Kentucky’s Reproductive Freedom Project. Selznick opposes the bill on the grounds that it’s demeaning to women.

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