Salt Lake City (AP) A Senate committee on Monday advanced a bill to require physicians to inform women considering an abortion that the fetus might feel pain during the procedure.
House bill 222 would mandate physicians provide the information at least 24-hours before a procedure and provide information about anesthetics or analgesics that might lessen pain. Opponents say there is no clear evidence that a fetus feels pain.
The bill passed committee 3-2 and now goes to the senate for a debate. The house already passed the bill, 56-16.