'Informed Consent' bill signed into law - WDRB 41 Louisville News

'Informed Consent' bill signed into law

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Pro-life supporters scored a victory in Kentucky Thursday with new restrictions on abortions.

Supporters packed the Capitol Rotunda this morning to celebrate the signing of the "Informed Consent" bill. It requires women to meet in person or by video with a physician at least 24 hours before an abortion to talk about risks and options. 

Previously, some physicians got around the rule by allowing patients to listen to a phone message.

Critics say it's a burden on a woman's "right to choose."

"We are going to celebrate and appreciate human life and the sanctity of every human life," Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin told supporters today.

The "Informed Consent" bill is the first to clear the legislature this year. It passed with bi-partisan support. 

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