Ultrasound Bill May Pass Senate Friday

Kentucky Senate Bill 9, the Ultrasound Informed Consent bill, is scheduled to be heard in the Senate’s Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to pass with bipartisan support. The bill may receive its final reading and pass on the Senate floor as early as Friday.

From there it will go on to the House of Representatives. Similar bills in past years have died in the House after being assigned to committees with pro-abortion leadership. This bill, which would likely pass the House if it was ever brought to a floor vote, could suffer a similar fate unless Kentucky citizens speak up.

A bill require an abortionist to allow a woman to see an ultrasound of her baby before the pregnancy is ended. Introduced in Senate by Sen. Jack Westwood, R-Erlanger (Senate District 23), the bill is a good one in that it ensures that a woman has full information about the irreversible action she is considering prior to making a final commitment.

To ensure that the bill gets a fair hearing, it will be important during the next three weeks for citizens to work to generate phone calls to House representatives. If this issue is of concern to you, please don’t sit idly by and do nothing. Call your House representative and ask him or her to urge House leadership to support the Ultrasound Informed Consent bill.

Making the connection with your representative is easy even if you don’t know the legislator’s name. Just call the legislative message line at 800-372-7181. The operator will identify your representative for you within just a few seconds and take your message.

Co-sponsors of the bill along with Sen. Westwood are: Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green; Vernie McGaha, R-Russell Springs; John Schickel, R-Union; Katie Kratz Stine, R-Southgate; Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown; and Joe Bowen, R-Owensboro.

Members of the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee are:

Click here to read the bill.

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