A bill that forces a doctor to perform an ultrasound test prior to every abortion and to show the images to each woman seeking an abortion has passed the Kentucky Senate, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Doctors would be required to have a face-to-face meeting with the woman 24 hours prior to the abortion. In addition the bill included language banning the so-called partial birth abortion. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, "House Speaker Jody Richards said he cannot predict the outcome of the vote on the bill."
Media Resources: Lexington Herald-Leader 2/8/08; Medical News Today 2/13/08
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .