abortion 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 the morning cram [the rapprochement edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-rapprochement-edition <p>Amidst the racial and religious fear gripping the country, French citizens find a new sense of solidarity.</p><p>NPR reports French citizens of all stripes came together to honor the victims of the self-proclaimed Al Qaeda terrorist. <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/03/30/149645599/french-killings-spark-national-soul-searching">Solidarity </a>is the order of the day while the national debate over immigration continues.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:31:29 +0000 Drew Adams 17464 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [the rapprochement edition] 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 Afternoon Round-Up 3/22/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-32212 <p><strong><u>Our Afternoon Headlines</u></strong></p><p>From <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/03/22/149146746/wal-mart-and-grocers-agree-to-stop-selling-pink-slime">NPR</a>: Big grocers ban pink slime.</p><p><strong>From the Commonwealth: </strong></p><p>Kentucky&rsquo;s jobless rate has <a href="http://www.wkms.org/post/kentucky-jobless-rates-are-falling">fallen to 8.7 percent</a>.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:07:38 +0000 Chad Lampe 17344 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 3/22/12 Lawmakers Vote Down Abortion Bill http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-vote-down-abortion-bill <p>A proposal to require doctors to allow women seeking abortions to see ultrasound images has been voted down in the Kentucky legislature. The House Health and Welfare Committee rejected the measure 9-5 today (Thursday). The perennial bill, sponsored by a series of senators over the years, has routinely passed the Republican-controlled Senate only to die in the Democratic-led House. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:20:10 +0000 Gary Pitts & Associated Press 17342 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers Vote Down Abortion Bill Kentucky Senate Approves Abortion Bill http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-approves-abortion-bill <p>The Kentucky Senate approved a bill requiring patients to undergo an ultrasound before performing an abortion. The bill establishes a criminal penalty for violation of the law. A similar proposal has been introduced in the Senate before, only to lose in the House. The bill passed 32-4.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:42:53 +0000 Seth Helton 16935 at http://wkms.org