House passes bill that requires an ultrasound before an abortion

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- The State House passed a bill requiring women to get an ultrasound before they get an abortion.

The measure passed overwhelmingly with more than 80 of 100 members voting for it.

Those who oppose it say government doesn't have the right to interfere with a woman's body.

Others say it's important to give all of the information.

Representative Joni Jenkins of Jefferson County says " "We're no longer able to help women who have been victimized by the vile crime of sexual assault and the unthinkable situation of being the victim of incest. We are saying we don't care about you."

Muhlenberg County Representative, Melinda Gibbons Prunty favoring the bill by saying, "I rise today in support of house bill 2, so that women of all ages across this Commonwealth have access to information if they so choose in order to have full informed consent to make such critical decisions with potential lifelong consequences and I urge its passage."

The State Senate also passed an abortion related bill.
The Senate Bill bans abortions after 20 weeks.

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