02 March 2010

Senate Passes Ultrasound Bill

West Virginians for Life and their allies are on their way toward ending a five-year legislative dry spell, with the Senate's passage of a "measure aimed at getting women to look at fetal ultrasound images when considering an abortion," The Associated Press reports.

The bill advanced 27-7 to the House "would require abortion providers to offer the option of viewing ultrasound images if they're called for by the medical standard of care," the article said.

"Sen. Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, says it won't require women to look at ultrasound images, AP reports. "Sen. Dan Foster, D-Kanawha, a physician, says the bill amounts to the Legislature attempting to practice medicine without a license."

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