New Laws Restrict Abortion After 20 Weeks, Provide Mothers with More Information

January 30, 2017

Two new laws supported by State Representative Diane St. Onge provide protections for the unborn and provide mothers with more information prior to abortion decisions.

Senate Bill 5 prohibits an abortion of an unborn child of 20 weeks gestation or more, except in cases of a medical emergency, and House Bill 2 requires physicians to provide ultrasounds prior to performing an abortion and to give the mother the option of viewing the images and/or hearing the baby’s heartbeat. As Gov. Bevin noted, “The least we can do for prospective mothers faced with such a difficult and life-altering decision is to provide them with the best information medical science has to offer about their baby.”

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