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Pro-life senator introduces bill to require ultrasounds before abortions

Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas announced Wednesday that he is introducing legislation requiring abortionists in every state to first perform an ultrasound and offer pregnant women the opportunity to see their babies and hear their heartbeats before going through with the choice to have them killed.


The bill makes clear that the woman is not required to view the images, but an abortionist who neglects to give her the opportunity to do so may face a civil penalty of up to $100,000 per first offense and $250,000 per repeat offense.

Women may also bring civil actions against abortionists who do not comply.

The requirement would not apply in cases of an abortion performed to “save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.”


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