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Va. House passes amended transvaginal ultrasound bill

Virginia Republican legislators have dropped a bitterly contested requirement that women seeking abortions undergo invasive ultrasound imaging, likely dooming the bill.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:50pm EST

Tags: Gov. Bob McDonnell, abortion,

National ridicule and controversy surround Va. abortion debate

Virginia's effort to mandate transvaginal ultrasounds for women seeking an abortion continues to spark protest -- and ridicule -- as Gov. Bob McDonnell weighs the political implications of each bill.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 03:07pm EST

Tags: abortion, Gov. Bob McDonnell, saturday night live, The Daily Show, John Stewart

Va. bill could require 'transvaginal ultrasound' before abortions

Virginia House Bill 462, and a similar bill in the state Senate, would require doctors to perform a fetal ultrasound, which the bill says should be made a standard practice, include the dimensions of the fetus and accurate portray its external features and internal organs, if possible.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 03:55pm EST

Tags: pro-life, pro-choice