The Virginia House of Delegates approved a revised version of a bill requiring a woman to have an ultrasound and be offered the chance to see the image before having an abortion.
Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation of Virginia, said she was disappointed that the bill was amended but applauded the passage of the legislation, which she described as “essential” to the pro-life cause.
The altered bill, which states that a woman must receive an external, transabdominal ultrasound before an abortion, passed by a vote of 65-32 on Feb. 22.
The initial legislation was amended to exclude the requirement for an internal, transvaginal ultrasound after Gov. Bob McDonnell indicated that...READ MORE