Tuesday, February 28, 2012

VA Senate Approves Ultrasound Before Abortion

The Virginia Senate approved legislation today on a 21-19 vote that requires women seeking abortions to undergo an external ultrasound, not the transvaginal procedure the bill originally would have required. The vote comes after Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) asked state legislators to soften the controversial bill.

Because another amendment was added to the bill on Tuesday, the measure goes to the Republican-dominated House of Delegates for approval before it heads to McDonnell for his signature.

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