Friday, March 15, 2013

Abortion issues since the 2012 election: Kentucky

Kentucky tried to pass SB 5 which would require an ultrasound prior to having an abortion.  It has not passed the Kentucky house.  The Kentucky Senate also passed SB 4 which would have required patients to have a face-to-face consultation with a doctor prior to having an abortion.  This also failed in the Kentucky House. 

At the risk of sounding lke an appeal to authority, the American College of Obstetics and Gynecology has recommended that ultrasounds should only be required where it is medically necessary. 

A number of House bills in Kentucky concerning abortion failed.  These include passing a bill prohibiting insurance companies from covering abortions on the health insurance exchange.  Other bills included banning abortions if a heartbeat was detected.

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