Wisconsin Legislators Approve Bill Requiring Ultrasound Before Abortion

Would require an ultrasound technicians to point out a fetus' organs


MADISON, Wis. –  The state Assembly has approved a Republican bill that would require women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound of the fetus.

The measure would require the ultrasound and the technician to point out the fetus' features and organs. The bill also would prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless he or she has admitting privileges in a hospital within 30 miles.

The measure was part of a package of bills approved by Assembly Republicans Thursday designed to make it more difficult to get abortions in Wisconsin, joining a renewed conservative drive to impose tougher restrictions on the procedure nationwide.