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Ultrasound bill passed by Wisconsin Senate committee

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The Wisconsin Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed a measure that would make doctors provide or arrange an ultrasound for women who want an abortion.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Mary Lazich, was passed on a partisan three to two vote on Monday. If it passes, doctors would have to provide or arrange the ultrasound unless there is a medical emergency or the pregnancy is caused by sexual assault or incest.

The patient would have to see the ultrasound image and be given a thorough description of the fetus. Lazich argues women should have full information about their pregnancy but opponents of the bill say it would get in the way of doctors' medical decisions.

 

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