District 19 Representative and Edmonson County resident Michael Lee Meredith has informed EdmonsonVoice.com that the Pro-Life Informed Consent Bill (Senate Bill 4) has just passed in the House with an overwhelming 92-3 majority vote.
The bill requires anyone seeking an abortion to have a face-to-face consultation with a doctor or healthcare professional about the procedure and possible effects 24 hours before the abortion is scheduled to take place.
"Today was an historic day in Frankfort, as it was the first time in my six years of service as Representative that members of the House were allowed to vote on pro-life legislation," said Rep. Meredith.
Meredith also said that there were minor differences in the Senate and House version, so the bill will return to the Senate for those details to be worked out before heading to Gov. Bevin's desk where it will become law.
"I'm proud to have finally had the opportunity to vote for this bill that's been important to many constituents and myself throughout the years," Meredith added.