Ultrasounds http://wkms.org en Abortion Related Ultrasound Bill Passes Senate http://wkms.org/post/abortion-related-ultrasound-bill-passes-senate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would require ultrasounds for women seeking abortions. &nbsp;The bill does not include an exemption for victims of rape.&nbsp;</span></p><p>According to the reproductive rights nonprofit Guttmacher Institute, 88% of abortions occur during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:45:57 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38517 at http://wkms.org Abortion Related Ultrasound Bill Passes Senate Fetal Ultrasound Bill Passes Out of Committee http://wkms.org/post/fetal-ultrasound-bill-passes-out-committee <p></p><p>A Kentucky Senate committee has passed a bill that would require women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory ultrasound procedure. Senate Bill 8 is the latest anti-abortion measure to clear the panel.</p><p>Lawmakers heard testimony from Derrick Selznick, who is director of the ACLU of Kentucky’s Reproductive Freedom Project. Selznick opposes the bill on the grounds that it’s demeaning to women. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:21:17 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38409 at http://wkms.org Fetal Ultrasound Bill Passes Out of Committee Abortion, Ultrasound Battle Rages on Illinois House Floor http://wkms.org/post/abortion-ultrasound-battle-rages-illinois-house-floor <p>A legislative battle over abortions and ultrasounds has reached the Illinois House floor.&nbsp; Abortion opponents want to require that women be given the option of seeing an ultrasound image of their fetus before undergoing an abortion. Unlike proposals in some other states, it would not force women to obtain an ultrasound.&nbsp; Abortion-rights advocates are fighting the bill. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:17:08 +0000 Todd Hatton 17459 at http://wkms.org