abortion House Committee Blocks New Abortion Measures By Josh James • Mar 20, 2014 A handful of bills amending the state's informed consent laws regarding abortion were defeated by a state House committee Thursday. Ultrasound Bill Easily Passes Ky. Senate By Josh James • Feb 5, 2014 A bill that would penalize physicians who do not administer ultrasounds prior to performing abortions cleared the state Senate Wednesday. Second Abortion Measure Heads To Senate By Josh James • Jan 31, 2014 A second abortion bill passed a state Senate committee Thursday. Senate Approves Bill Requiring In-Person Consultation Before Abortions By Josh James • Jan 22, 2014 Josh James / WUKY A Senate bill requiring a face-to-face consultation between a woman and her health care provider before she has an abortion passed Wednesday. Ky. Lawmaker Includes New Abortion Restrictions In Domestic Violence Bill By Josh James • Jan 14, 2014 Republican State Rep. Joe Fischer has amended a bill expanding domestic violence protections to include language further limiting abortions. Health Exchange Reignites Abortion Debate By Josh James • Aug 20, 2012 FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Republican state lawmakers are moving to exclude coverage of abortions from any policies offered by the newly-created Kentucky Health Exchange Network, but opponents are calling the effort "unnecessary. "