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Parody mocks Virginia trans-vaginal ultrasound bill

A video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday mocks legislation proposed in the Virginia Senate that would require women seeking an abortion to undergo a medically unnecessary ultrasound and be given an opportunity to view the ultrasound image. Since most abortions are performed in the first trimester, when the fetus is…

Virginia House delays vote on anti-abortion ultrasound bill

The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday delayed a vote for one day on legislation that would require a woman to receive a medically unnecessary ultrasound before terminating her pregnancy. Two legislators told The Virginian-Pilot that lawmakers are considering softening the legislation by making an ultrasound optional rather than mandatory.…

Most Virginians oppose requiring trans-vaginal ultrasound before abortion

Fifty-five percent of Virginia voters oppose legislation that would require a woman to receive an ultrasound before terminating her pregnancy, according to a Christopher Newport University/Richmond Times-Dispatch poll. The bill sparked outrage because it would require a woman receive a trans-vaginal ultrasound before an abortion, and be given an opportunity…

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