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Bill would require ultrasound before abortion

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee will hear a bill Thursday morning that would require an ultrasound 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.

The legislation is Senate Bill 103.

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