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Ohio Republicans back more legislation for ultrasounds before abortions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Republicans are backing legislature aimed at curbing abortions and presenting it to lawmakers.

The proposal requires women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound in which doctors would have to describe the features of the fetus to the pregnant woman.

Critics of the measure say the bill's mandate would force some women in early pregnancy stages to undergo an invasive type of ultrasound.

The bill also would require doctors to tell women that the procedure increases the risk of breast cancer.

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