Florida Considers Requiring Ultrasound Before Abortion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Legislature is considering
a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound.

The House Health Care Regulation Committee approved the legislation Wednesday.

Sheila Hopkins of the Florida Catholic Conference says the bill could be viewed as pro-choice because it would enable women to make
a more informed choice about whether to have an abortion.

But state Representative Kelly Skidmore says it should be up to a woman to decide whether she wants to see an ultrasound image that
may later haunt her if she goes through with the procedure.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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