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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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