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Gov. McDonnell signs bill requiring an ultrasound prior to abortions

Today Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a bill that will require all women seeking an abortion in the Commonwealth to undergo an ultrasound. The new measure, meant to be a part of Virginia’s existing informed consent requirement, has sparked national outrage and local protest in recent weeks.

New bills undercut reproductive rights, says Virginia Democrats

Democratic leaders and women’s right advocates sounded the alarm Thursday about three bills they said would limit a woman’s reproductive freedom in Virginia. These bills have sparked debate, not only within the Commonwealth, but also nationwide