As with current law, SB 38 would require doctors or someone designated by them to meet with a woman seeking an abortion at least 24 hours beforehand to explain the procedure. But the meeting would have to be face-to-face; under current law doctors are allowed to conduct that meeting over the telephone.
Also, the bill would require the ultrasound. Doctors would have to tell the woman about development "which shall include the dimensions of the embryo or fetus and the presence of external members and internal organs, if present and viewable." . . .
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
KY Senate Passes Bill Requiring Ultrasound Before Abortion
Courier-Journal.com: Senate passes ultrasound abortion bill, by Joseph Gerth:
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Senate passed legislation Monday that would require doctors to show a woman an ultrasound image of her fetus and explain how it is developing before performing an abortion.