Virginia Governor Hedging On Ultrasound Requirement
Governor Bob McDonnell, who vowed t0 sign a bill requiring women having abortions to submit to an ultrasound exam, now says he’ll “review” the legislation.
Many of the bill’s supporters were apparently unaware of how invasive the procedure could be, one of the officials added..
McDonnell’s office would say Tuesday only that the governor will “review” the bill if it is approved.
“Our position is: If the General Assembly passes this bill the governor will review it, in its final form, at that time,” McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin said in a statement. He declined to explain the change in approach, but Virginia’s governors can sign, veto or amend legislation.
They weren’t aware of how invasive a procedure is that they want to make mandatory?