Senate Passes Abortion Reporting Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The first in a series of abortion-related measures has cleared the Kentucky Senate. 

Senate Bill 50, which passed on a 30-6 vote, would require anyone prescribing a drug meant to induce an abortion to report it to the state so abortion records could be more accurate.

 Republican Senator Robbie Mills, the bill's sponsors, says the move reflects the shift of abortion providers to the chemical method.

Democratic Senator Denise Harper Angel opposed the legislation, claiming it places a stigma on the drugs involved that are also used for several other non-abortion related procedures.

The bill now heads to the House, which will take it up when the legislature returns in February.

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