A handful of bills amending the state's informed consent laws regarding abortion were defeated by a state House committee Thursday.

A bill that would penalize physicians who do not administer ultrasounds prior to performing abortions cleared the state Senate Wednesday.

A second abortion bill passed a state Senate committee Thursday.

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A Senate bill requiring a face-to-face consultation between a woman and her health care provider before she has an abortion passed Wednesday.

Republican State Rep. Joe Fischer has amended a bill expanding domestic violence protections to include language further limiting abortions.