The Virginia Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would require a
woman seeking an abortion to first have an ultrasound, virtually
assuring the measure will become state law.
Passage of the hotly contested measure by the evenly divided chamber
paves the way for the bill to go to Gov. Bob McDonnell, whose
signature would make it the law effective July 1. The GOP-dominated
House of Delegates is expected to give the measure swift approval.
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