Abortion pill requirements approved by Indiana Senate
02/26/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Indianapolis – The Indiana Senate has approved new rules related to offering the abortion pill. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), senators voted 33-16 for the approval of a proposal that would require clinics that offer the abortion pill to perform ultrasounds on female patients prior to administering the drugs.
As noted in the report, doctors’ offices would not be required to perform ultrasounds, which have led some opponents of the bill to suggest that it puts poor women at a disadvantage.
Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, who voted against the bill, is quoted by the AP as stating, “This bill is not about patient safety… It’s about patient harassment.”
Sen. Travis Holdman, who sponsored the bill, is further quoted as stating of the measure, “There are a number of us that believe that we need to have some regulation, informed consent, examination in person and some guidance by the physicians to provide for the health and safety of the mother in these situations.”
The state of Indiana has a reported nine licensed abortion clinics.
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