Thursday, February 23, 2012
Virginia House Approves Modified Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Bill
The Huffington Post: Virginia Ultrasound Bill Passes In House, by Laura Bassett:
The Virginia House of Delegates passed on Wednesday a revised version of a GOP-sponsored informed consent bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before having an abortion. The new bill, which requires women to receive an external, transabdominal ultrasound rather than a more invasive transvaginal ultrasound, passed by a vote of 65-32.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) revoked his support for the original bill just minutes before the House began debate on it, saying that the government did not have the power to require the transvaginal procedure. . . .