Bill Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortions Passes Out Of Wisconsin Senate Committee

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 5:59 am

A bill that would require doctors to provide or arrange an ultrasound for women seeking abortions has advanced out of a Senate committee.

The Associated Press reports that the legislation would require physicians to perform or arrange for an ultrasound, except in a medical emergency or cases where the pregnancy is caused by sexual assault or incest. Doctors would have to show the ultrasound image to the woman and provide a thorough description of the fetus’ features.

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed the measure Monday on a partisan 3-2 vote.

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