- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republicans say the Kentucky Senate will take what could be a final vote on an abortion bill next week.

Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer said Friday the Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to accept House changes to a bill amending the informed consent law.

Thayer says Monday’s session “promises to be momentous.” If the Senate accepts House changes, the measure would go to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Senate President Robert Stivers predicts the Senate will accept the changes.

The House-passed version would allow real-time video consultations between doctors and women as an option at least 24 hours before an abortion. The Senate earlier voted to require patients to meet with doctors in person at least 24 hours before an abortion.

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The legislation is Senate Bill 4.

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