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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Jay Location: KY on Mar 25, 2008 at 07:35 PM
    Practice what you preach: Of course everyone has the right to their beliefs, but what rights to these unborn children have? Who defends them? You? doesn't sound like it..Sure people can ask for forgiveness, if they really mean it in their heart, but I find it hard to believe that someone who has heard all the facts will turn and have an abortion and then ask for forgiveness later. It isn't an "out" clause, like getting a divorce if you're unhappy... There is a big difference between lying, cheating,stealing and MURDER. Of course, judgement falls to God and he will judge. How about the fact of others that sit back and say nothing in the face of this..how do you think God would look upon them? not favorably I am sure. So this column is for different opinions, pros and cons, and people have the right to poste theirs here, just as you did. So you may want to get off your own "high horse" yourself...seems like you are doing a bit of "judging" yourself...
  • by Practice what you preach!! on Mar 24, 2008 at 05:59 PM
    Every person has the right to believe as they will and in what they believe in. What amazes me are the harsh words that people throw out such as murder, judgement day and the list goes on. I just have one question? Those of you who stand today and make judgement against people who do not believe as you do are you not doing the same thing that you are accusing others of doing? If everyone will have to face their own judgement day then who are you to call anyone a murderer and tell them they will have to face the music on judgement day? If in your eyes someone committs murder can they not ask for forgiveness and be accepted into the house of the lord? Have you never made a mistake and asked God for forgiveness no matter how big or how small the mistake? May I suggest that you worry about your own judgement day and not preach to others about their judgement day!!!!!
  • by Charles Location: Ky. on Mar 24, 2008 at 10:28 AM
    Isn't it sad how a person can abuse or kill an animal and face jail time, but if you kill an unborn child....it's okay! I'm surely against abusing an animal or a human being, but it's not right to kill an innocent little baby...for any reason. Who knows the great potential these unborn would have shown. Being allowed to be raised in a loving home by parents who adopted them....the potential would have been limitless. I firmly believe that we have allowed magnificent minds to be killed, all in the name of "women's rights." What about the rights of the unborn? Just because you don't want them....doesn't give you the right to KILL them.....have the baby and let others who can't have children adopt them. That way, you won't be haunted by having an abortion, but will have the joy in your heart of giving the child life and be a blessing to another family. A baby certainly doesn't deserve a death sentence.....it has done NOTHING wrong!
  • by Jeesh! Location: KY on Mar 23, 2008 at 08:30 PM
    Katherine from TX: Was that supposed to be an all-informed, logical rebuttal to the other poster's comment? Guess what?... That was almost the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Of course, you are entitled to your opinion, but please try to make a more intelligent, informed one next time...okay?
  • by Amanda on Mar 23, 2008 at 08:29 PM
    to katherine... a fetus lives thru the mother does the mother not breath is a fetus not a living thing? what is it with people and trying to find a good reason that abortion should be ok? its murder let me guess u agree with innocent people being murdered to right? because u should thats what abortion is
  • by Jay Location: KY on Mar 23, 2008 at 08:15 PM
    The day will come, whether you pro-choice people believe it or not, when the women who choose to have abortions will have to face the babies they murder and try to explain to them why they killed them. This is a simple fact. I don't care if you believe it or not, make fun of it or not, use your "superior intellect" against it or not, make fun all you want of other's beliefs...your eyes will be open someday when you stand before God and try to explain your actions.
  • by Katherine Location: Texas on Mar 23, 2008 at 01:23 PM
    "I disagree with abortion all together having people say that abortion is ok is like saying people killing their kids aftr their born is ok because either way their killing a living breathing life and saying that having an abortion is obviously for a reason is pathetic thats the reason we have an adoption process." Ermm... I'm fairly sure fetuses don't "breathe". Whether they can be said to "live" or not is a subjective issue, but "breathe", they certainly do not. What do you think they breathe out of, the woman's belly button? Jeesh.
  • by charlotte Location: ky. on Mar 23, 2008 at 11:01 AM
    Before I formed you in the womb I knew you----GOD. You do not have the right to do with your body as you will, what about taking drugs, against the law, public drunkiness, against the law, drunk driving, against the law. you break these laws with your own body you ingnorant women. Abortions haunt women for the rest of their lifes , that precious baby`s crys will keep you awake at night knowing you murdered it.You will feel that horrible guilt, but that baby is with GOD. How can you pro abortionist live with yourselves? You stop a beating heart, you break tiny bones, a dog takes care of its own. I am not a politician, I am a WOMAN.
  • by j on Mar 23, 2008 at 07:27 AM
    Why can't those who consider abortions simply have their baby and let someone who can't have children raise it as their own? Your biggest problem can be a dream come true for a childless woman.
  • by stephanie Location: lexington on Mar 23, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    I think its a wonderful idea for mothers to see the images of the unborn. Don't killers see the ones they kill first. I think so they look them in the eye before they shoot them, and kill. Women that do this are considered killers to they should see what they are doing. The best idea our government could come up with!!
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