Abortion Bill May Get Vote Soon

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House leaders say an anti-abortion bill that has been stalled in a committee since Feb. 12 will get a vote.

The legislation would require physicians to perform ultrasounds and present the images to pregnant women before providing abortions.

Anti-abortion lawmakers have been pressuring House leaders to allow a vote on the legislation. House Judiciary Chairwoman Kathy Stein says she will call the measure up for a vote soon but declined Thursday to say precisely when.

Republican state Sen. Jack Westwood of Crescent Spring says ultrasound technology produces images that women should see before they decide to terminate their pregnancies.

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