Senate delays action on ultrasound bill

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Virginia Senate once again delayed action on a controversial bill that would require women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion. The measure could next come up for a vote Monday.

SB 484 was passed by a Senate committee Thursday, but wasn't voted on by the full Senate. The bill continues to draw criticism from pro-choice groups, despite an amendment which changed the wording to require an external, rather than transvaginal ultrasound.

The change was made after Gov. Bob McDonnell requested a series of amendments, which provided compromise measures.

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