Currently done by recorded telephone message, bill sponsor says
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2016) — The state Senate passed an abortion-related measure by a 32-5 vote requiring a face-to-face meeting between the pregnant woman and a healthcare provider at least 24 hours before an abortion takes place.
Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville), who introduced Senate Bill 4, said the meeting is currently often done via a recorded telephone message.
“What this bill does not do is restrict a woman’s rights,” Adams said. “How could anyone consider the receiving of medical information as restrictive?”
State Sen. Reginald Thomas (D-Lexington) said he voted against SB 4 because it is unnecessary and women already understand what the procedure entails.
SB 4 now goes to the state House of Representatives for consideration.