JACKSON, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - Mississippi lawmakers are considering bills this year to put new restrictions on abortion, including one requiring a physician to do a sonogram before performing the procedure.
The pregnant woman wouldn't be required to view the sonogram, but House Bill 1107 says she'd have the option. It also says she'd have the option of hearing a fetal heartbeat.
Legislators are also proposing constitutional amendments similar to a ballot initiative defeated by 58 percent of voters last November.
The defeated "personhood" amendment would've declared life begins at fertilization, but critics said it could limit in-vitro fertilization or ban some birth control.
House Concurrent Resolution 61 would define life as beginning at conception. The resolution says it shall not be interpreted to ban in-vitro fertilization or contraceptives "that do not kill a person."