- Associated Press - Friday, February 10, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Senate Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee has endorsed two abortion related bills.

House Bill 116 would make it a felony to sell tissue from an aborted fetus, and House Bill 182 would require that a physician offer an ultrasound to a patient before an abortion, except in times of a medical emergency.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2lyLxv5 ) that each bill passed the committee Thursday evening by a 4-1 vote.

The measures now proceed to the Senate floor for further debate. They have already passed the House.

The committee votes followed testimony from both sides of the abortion issue.

People who supported the legislation said fetuses were unborn children with rights to life, while opponents said the measures represented unnecessary government interference on women’s rights.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com


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