Monday, March 29, 2010

Women seeking abortions must have ultrasound just before procedure, bill proposes

By Ed Anderson, The Times-Picayune
March 25, 2010, 6:43PM

All women seeking abortions would have to undergo an obstetric ultrasound two hours before the procedure unless there is a medical emergency, under legislation proposed by the Senate's second-ranking lawmaker.

Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton Rouge, said the bill is designed to make a woman "think twice about having an abortion. This is such a serious decision that a woman makes, the process should be exhausted with all the medical information on the procedure" available, she said.
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