Abortion bill would require link to ultrasounds

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Associated Press

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 18 at 2:05 AM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska senator has introduced a bill that would require abortion clinics to link to a state website with live-action ultrasound images of fetuses.

Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha proposed legislation Thursday that would require the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to post the videos on its website.

The images would show fetuses at various stages of development. The state website would also provide alternatives to abortions, and a list of health care locations that offer free ultrasounds.

Nebraska Right to Life executive director Julie Schmit-Albin says her group supports the bill, because it attempts to deliver abortion information to women electronically. A 1993 law requires that women considering an abortion receive the same information in print form.

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