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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: measure, Virginia, ultrasound

Testimony change led to dismissal in abortion case

A Maryland prosecutor says he had to drop murder charges against two abortion doctors after learning that an expert witness expected to testify that the fetuses were terminated in the county would change his testimony.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 04:57pm EST

Tags: Cecil County Circuit Court, Elkton, Md., Nicola Irene Riley, Steven Brigham, C. Thomas Brown, William Ryan, Ellis Rollins

Va. fetal ultrasound mandate heads for gov's desk

The most emotionally charged bill of Virginia's 2012 General Assembly mandating ultrasound exams for women seeking abortions has cleared its final legislative hurdle and is on its way to Gov. Bob McDonnell's expected signature.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 04:12pm EST

Tags: fetal ultrasound, Bob McDonnell, Kathy Byron

Va. Senate passes ultrasound abortion mandate

Virginia's Senate passed legislation Tuesday that requires women seeking abortions to undergo noninvasive ultrasounds, days after amending the measure to eliminate a requirement that the exams be conducted through a vaginal procedure that had drawn the scorn of commentators and TV comedians.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 05:57pm EST



Va. Senate kills 'personhood' bill for this year

A bill that would define life as starting at conception is done this year in the Virginia legislature.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 05:29pm EST

Tags: Del. Bob Marshall, personhood, ultrasounds, Virginia General Assembly, Bob McDonnell

Utrasound abortion bill clears Va. Senate

A day after Virginia Republican legislators dropped a bitterly contested requirement that women undergo invasive pre-abortion ultrasound imaging, the intrusive procedure has been dropped from a companion bill.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 02:31pm EST

Tags: ultrasound bill, personhood, Gov. Bob McDonnell

Va. House scraps invasive pre-abortion requirement

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 07:17pm EST

Tags: ultrasound bill,

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, transvaginal ultrasound

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: Gov. Bob McDonnell, transvaginal ultrasound, saturday night live, The Daily Show, John Stewart

Va. Senate to debate 'personhood' bill this week

Heated disagreement is expected this week as the Virginia State Senate debates HB 1, which would define a person as beginning at conception.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:32am EST

Tags: personhood bill, Hank Silverberg, Barbara Favola, Dick Black

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