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Va. Senate panel kills anti-abortion measure

A Republican-dominated Senate committee narrowly killed a bill Thursday that would have barred state-funded abortions for poor women carrying mortally deformed fetuses.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 02:16am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, abortion

New ultrasound technology helps identify breast cancer

An FDA advisory panel has endorsed the use of a new screening tool for breast cancer. It is a 3-D automated breast ultrasound system which -- when combined with conventional mammograms -- has been proven to boost cancer detection rates for women with dense breasts.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 04:25pm EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, breast cancer, Dr. Jocelyn Rapelyea, george washington university, mammograms, Automated Breast Ultrasound System -

Va. governor signs pre-abortion ultrasound bill

Abdominal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions in Virginia will become mandatory on July 1 under a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Bob McDonnell, who faced a political uproar before lawmakers deleted language that would have made the exams medically invasive.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:44pm EST

Tags: abortion, measure, Virginia,