The Virginia Senate passed legislation on Feb. 1 requiring a woman seeking an abortion to first obtain an ultrasound image of her unborn child.
Bill sponsor Republican Sen. Jill Vogel said the legislation will help keep women informed about their health and will bring current laws “in line with current reproductive technology.”
“It is critical that a woman have the opportunity to have the ultrasound because the ultrasound can lead to information that would save your life or, at a minimum, have an impact on the outcome of the procedure,” she told the Northern Virginia Daily.
The legislation passed by a 21-18 vote, with two Democrats voting in favor and one Republican voting against. It...READ MORE