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Abortion Bill Hits Snag In House

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Legislation that would require pregnant women to have ultrasounds before undergoing abortions has hit a snag in the House Health and Welfare Committee.

The measure didn't receive enough votes on Tuesday to get to the House floor. The vote was 8-8.

The Kentucky Senate had approved legislation earlier this month. The bill also requires women to have a face-to-face meeting with physicians before having abortions.

Proponents say the plan gives women more information before having an abortion. Opponents, meanwhile, say the proposal creates more obstacles to women already facing a tough decision.
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The legislation is Senate Bill 79.

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