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Proposal mandates ultrasound before abortion


Proposal mandates ultrasound before abortion

MATT GOURAS, Associated Press

HELENA— Republicans who have long blasted health care laws they feel put the government between doctors and patients are now backing a bill that orders doctors to perform an ultrasound before an abortion.

Republicans backing the bill said they don't think such ultrasounds are a medical mandate but rather an attempt to prevent a procedure they feel should be illegal anyway. They argued it is not hypocritical to support the government intervention in cases of abortion.

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