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Legislation would require women seeking abortions to view ultrasound

FRANKFORT KY (WAVE) - Mothers seeking abortions would have to view an ultrasound image of their unborn child under a new legislation.

Friday the legislation passed in the Republican controlled Senate with a vote of 31 to 4.

The Senate also passed a separate measure that would require women get face-to-face consultations with medical professionals before undergoing abortions. 

Similar proposals have repeatedly cleared the Senate in recent years only to die in the Democratic-controlled House and the prognosis is no better this year.

Rep. Tom Burch, Chairman of the House Health and Welfare Committee, said he doesn't believe the proposals have enough support to clear his panel.

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