Both bills now go to the Senate.
One of the bills passed Wednesday requires doctors to provide state health officials with detailed medical reasons for performing a late-term abortion. Supporters say doctors now simply state the pregnancy could cause ``substantial and irreversible'' harm to a ``major bodily function,'' without explaining what risk the woman faces.
The bill also allows regulators to revoke a doctor's license for violating the abortion law the first time, rather than multiple times.
The other bill requires doctors using ultrasound or monitoring
fetal heartbeats to offer women a chance to view the information at
least 30 minutes before an abortion.
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