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Published March 21, 2013, 09:01 PM

Republican Lawmakers Aim to Clear Up Misconceptions About Abortion Proposals

A group of republican lawmakers wants to clear the air before their abortion bills hit the house floor tomorrow. There has been a lot of speculation on the four bills to be debated Friday - - including a very public effort to defeat the proposed legislation.

A group of republican lawmakers wants to clear the air before their abortion bills hit the house floor tomorrow. There has been a lot of speculation on the four bills to be debated Friday - - including a very public effort to defeat the proposed legislation.

Bill-backers say their main concern is how Senate Bill 2303 has been twisted regarding in vitro fertilization - - they say they want to include the opportunity for that to continue. Supporters also say contraception and difficult pregnancies do not fall within the bill's restrictions.

Opponents have raised concerns that medical providers could be prosecuted for selective reduction after multiple implants or for the "dropped petri dish." While lawmakers acknowledge there is potential for prosecution when it comes to selective reduction of a fertilized egg, the risk for prosecution is low.

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