BOISE -- House leaders have pulled the proposed abortion ultrasound mandate from a committee hearing.
What's more, legislative leaders aren't sure if the measure to require women getting an abortion to first have an ultrasound will be voted on in the 2012 Legislature.
The House State Affairs Committee had been set to debate the bill at 7:45 a.m.
But the committee's chairman, Rep. Tom Loertscher, told minority Democrats the meeting had been canceled.
Republicans debated the merits of the bill in a closed-door caucus on Wednesday on the Capitol's fourth floor.
When they emerged around 5 p.m., House Speaker Lawerence Denney said no decision had been made about whether the measure would move forward this session.
The development comes after anti-abortion advocates staged a live ultrasound exhibition in the Capitol basement Wednesday.