Ky. House Panel Rejects Several Antiabortion Bills

March 26, 2012 — The Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee on Thursday rejected several antiabortion-rights bills, including a measure (SB 103) that would have required a woman to obtain an ultrasound before an abortion, the AP/Appleton Post Crescent reports.

In recent years, several similar ultrasound bills have passed the Senate but failed to advance out of the House Health and Welfare Committee.

The committee also voted down a bill that would have required a woman to have an in-person counseling session with a health care provider 24 hours before receiving abortion care, as well as another bill that would have banned abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable (Alford, AP/Appleton Post Crescent, 3/22).