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Why Virginia's New Mandatory Ultrasound Law Still Sucks

Virginia's controversial mandatory ultrasound bill is now headed to Gov. Bob McDonnell's desk. While the final version of the bill allows women to opt out of having an invasive transvaginal ultrasound—the provision that drew a national spotlight in the last couple weeks—don't be fooled: It's still a burdensome law. The original bill would have required women seeking an abortion to undergo whatever kind of ultrasound gets the best image of the embryo or fetus.
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Virginia Governor Backtacks, Offers Amendment To Ultrasound Bill

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

In a major victory for women’s health advocates, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has publicly backtracked from his support for a bill requiring women to undergo an invasive transvaginal ultrasound before having an abortion. In a statement re... Read Post

VA Governor Backs Off Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill

US Politics / Liberal : TPM Muckraker (3 years ago)

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) is backing off of the controversial legislation that would require women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before getting an abortion, recommending that the legislature put in amendments to soften ... Read Post

Virginia’s Ultrasound Bill Violates Medical Association’s Guidelines

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed an unnecessary bill into law yesterday that will require women to receive an ultrasound before having an abortion. The legislature passed an amended version that did not require invasive transvagin... Read Post


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