Virginia gets pre-abortion ultrasounds

Bill: HB462 (PDF)

Sponsored by Kathy Byron and signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell, HB462 requires that a qualified medical professional trained in sonography and working under the supervision of a physician licensed in the Commonwealth shall perform fetal transabdominal ultrasound imaging on the patient undergoing the abortion…The qualified medical professional performing fetal ultrasound imaging…shall verbally offer the woman an opportunity to view the ultrasound image, receive a printed copy of the ultrasound image and hear the fetal heart tones pursuant to standard medical practice in the community, and shall obtain from the woman written certification that this opportunity was offered and whether or not it was accepted.

Also: “Virginia Gov. McDonnell Signs Abortion-Ultrasound Bill”