abortion

Josh James / WUKY

Several pieces of lightning rod legislation cleared hurdles late Thursday as the General Assembly wrapped up its last heavily scheduled day this week.

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It was quick, albeit unorthodox, when Kentucky's governor signed into law an abortion bill as soon as a delegation of lawmakers presented it to him.

Josh James / WUKY

In a session so far dominated by discussions about pensions and getting the state's fiscal house in order, the first bill destined for Gov. Matt Bevin's inbox deals with abortion.

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For the first time in a dozen years, legislation championed by pro-life activists appears on track to become law in the commonwealth as a long sought after informed consent bill cleared the House of Representatives in amended form.

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Both the Kentucky Senate and House dealt with abortion-related legislation Wednesday, with the former passing a bill outlawing the sale of fetal tissue and the latter engaging in parliamentary wrangling over an informed consent measure.

Josh James / WUKY

It's been all quiet on the legislation front in the House and Senate since lawmakers embarked on the 2016 session, but that's expected to change tomorrow as the upper chamber takes up its first high priority bills. Meanwhile, many of the measures winding through committee carry an air of déjà vu.

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.

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.

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