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.
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Gov. McDonnell issued a statement that formally commented on the controversial bill working its way through the General Assembly that would require a transvaginal ultrasound for women who seek an abortion. The governor expressed a wish for the legislation to remove that requirement, which he and others feel is unnecessary.