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Bill would require women seeking abortion to meet doctor face-to-face

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Women in Kentucky could be forced to meet a doctor face-to-face before having an abortion.

A bill passed a Senate committee yesterday in Frankfort. It would force a woman to meet with a doctor 24 hours before having an abortion.

In the past, women were able to have the conversation over the phone.

"There's no reason other than to make it more difficult and more expensive for women that you would have to come in twice," said Derek Selznick of ACLU of Kentucky.

"Some of this has been done over the phone, where she couldn't raise certain questions the and the abortionist wouldn't be around to ask her adequately," said Margie Montgomery of Right to Life Kentucky.

The full Senate will vote on the bill next. 

Similar bills have been proposed in the past, but failed in the Democrat-controlled House.

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