No Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill in Virginia

External ultrasounds only, but still a sinister anti-woman piece of legislation.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a potential GOP vice presidential candidate, pulled his support for a controversial state bill that would require women seeking an abortion in early stages of their pregnancies to under an invasive type of ultrasound.

With the governor’s change of position, the Virginia House quickly tweaked a new version of the bill and was passed. [...]

“Mandating an invasive procedure in order to give informed consent is not a proper role for the state. No person should be directed to undergo an invasive procedure by the state, without their consent, as a precondition to another medical procedure,” the statement said.