JANUARY 24: Rachel Eder of Quantico, Virginia, bundles up against frigid temperaturs during an anti-abortion rally ahead of the March for Life on the National Mall January 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. Eder is pregnant and expected to …
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COLUMBUS - Ohio lawmakers have been presented with a new Republican-backed legislative measure aimed at curbing abortions.
The proposal discussed Wednesday at a House committee hearing requires women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound. It does not specify which type of ultrasound.
Doctors would have to describe to pregnant women "all relevant features" of the fetus.
Rep. Ron Hood is the bill's sponsor. The Ashville Republican says the ultrasound a woman chooses to submit to must be capable of showing the fetus.
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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ABC says it will air four fewer episodes of "Scandal" than planned this season.
The network on Friday didn't say why it will broadcast 18 instead of 22 episodes. But the decision follows word that "Scandal" star Kerry Washington and her new husband, football player Nnamdi Asomugha, are expecting a baby.
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