The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would require an ultrasound be performed prior to an abortion.
It would provide a criminal penalty for violation of the law.
The bill, sponsored by several senators including the committee chairman, Erlanger Republican Jack Westwood, is a proposal that has been introduced before unsuccessfully.
Previously it has passed the Republican-led Senate, but not the Democratic-led House.
The bill passed 32-4.
The legislation is Senate Bill 103.
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