A Kentucky Senate committee has overwhelmingly approved a measure that would require women to have a face-to-face meeting with a doctor or health care provider before having an abortion.
The Senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection passed the measure on an 8-to-2 vote Thursday morning. The bill will next be heard by the full Senate next week.
Supporters believe it has a good chance of passing the Senate, but similar measures have repeatedly died in House committees during previous legislative sessions.
Opponents argue the requirement of a face-to-face meeting would place undue burdens on women seeking abortions.