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Ky. Senate Revives Abortion Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Senate has revived an abortion bill that would require women seeking the procedure to undergo ultrasounds so they could see the images before making a final decision.

The Senate voted 34-1 on Friday to add provisions of the abortion legislation to a House bill that would regulate body piercing. But the House isn't expected to vote on the measure.

The Kentucky Senate had overwhelmingly approved the legislation earlier this month. But it failed to pass the House Health and Welfare Committee on Tuesday. The move Friday sends the measure to the House. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he doesn't intend to call the bill for vote because it didn't garner enough votes in committee.
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The legislation is Senate Bill 241.

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