RI House Panel To Hear Abortion-Related Bills

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are taking a look at legislation that would require abortion providers to show a woman an ultrasound of the fetus before performing the procedure.

The measure is one of several abortion-related bills scheduled to be reviewed Tuesday at the Statehouse by the House Judiciary Committee.

The bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Karen MacBeth of Cumberland, would not force a woman to view the ultrasound.

Physicians who violate the ultrasound rule would face a fine of $100,000 for the first offense and $250,000 for subsequent offense.

Other bills up for review include a resolution that would recognize a fetus as a human life once it has a heartbeat, and a bill that would outlaw abortion as a means of gender selection.

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