Virginia’s Senate narrowly approved a bill on a 21-19 vote that will require women “to undergo a transabdominal ultrasound prior to having an abortion,” reports.


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The legislation passed mostly along party lines. The transabdominal ultrasound is a requested amendment to the bill by Robert F. McDonnell, the state’s Republican governor, after critics decried initial legislative efforts to have women undergo a transvaginal ultrasound.

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The Washington Post reports that the bill now must go to Virginia’s House of Delegates for approval before it heads to McDonnell for his signature.

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