Breaking: Sebelius Signs Woman’s Right to Know and See Act
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has signed a bill ensuring that clinics give women and girls seeking abortions a chance to see ultrasound images before performing the procedure.
The legislation was signed Friday and takes effect July 1. It also requires clinics to offer abortion patients a chance to listen to the fetal heartbeat.
Sebelius signed the measure as she awaits U.S. Senate confirmation as federal Health and Human Services secretary.
The bill amends a state law requiring doctors to obtain a patient’s informed consent before performing an abortion.