Catholic group backs Illinois ultrasound bill -

Catholic group backs Illinois ultrasound bill

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Roman Catholic leaders are pushing a bill saying Illinois women must be offered a chance to view an ultrasound picture of the fetus before undergoing an abortion.
The Catholic Conference of Illinois says doctors already perform ultrasounds and sharing them with pregnant mothers would be a courtesy.
The group would like to require women to view ultrasounds when considering abortion, but it says that wouldn't pass in Illinois.
Opponents say the legislation would create an unnecessary hour of waiting time that is meant to be used to change a woman's mind about the abortion.

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