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Bill To Change Abortion Procedures Before House

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A House committee is hearing testimony on a bill that would make several changes to laws surrounding abortion.

The hearings began Wednesday on the "No Taxpayer Funding for
Abortion Act."

The bill would, among other things, require physicians to tell women that abortion increases the risks of premature birth and breast cancer.

It also would require medical providers to try to locate the fetal heartbeat and give the woman the chance to hear it before she undergoes an abortion.

The bill also would eliminate tax credits for drugs used for abortions and some credits for medical institutions that perform abortions.

Abortion-rights groups on Wednesday called the bill intrusive that will risk women's lives. Supporters say the bill would protect babies and parents.


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