Bevin to sign bill mandating in-person counseling before abortions

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The Kentucky Senate gave final approval Monday for Senate Bill 4, which would mandate an in-person counseling session 24 hours prior to an abortion.

Gov. Matt Bevin will sign the bill into law.

Senate Bill 4 mandates an in-person counseling session between a woman and her physician 24 hours before an abortion procedure, even in cases of rape or incest.

The bill passed the Kentucky Senate Jan. 9.

Before the bill was passed, women could be counseled by phone, or via Internet, 24 hours prior to their abortion services. Now women must visit the abortion location and return for the procedure.

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