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CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Senate has voted down a bill that would have required doctors to inform women seeking an abortion that they could view an ultrasound image of their fetus before the procedure.

The bill failed Friday in the Senate on a 14-15 vote. The Wyoming House earlier had approved the bill.

Republican Rep. Bob Brechtel of Casper sponsored the bill. He said he wants women to get the information to help them avoid being injured in the abortion process.

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Brechtel said he intends to keep pushing the issue in future legislative sessions.

NARAL Pro-Choice Wyoming, the ACLU and other groups have opposed the bill. They have said it amounted to an attack on women's right to make their own health care decisions.

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