Skip to comments.Virginia’s Ultrasound Bill; Governor Bob McDonnell’s Statement
Posted on 02/23/2012 10:07:57 AM PST by blueyon
Governor Bob McDonnell released this statement today regarding SB484. In this release Governor Mcdonnell states, (emphasis added);
I am pro-life. I believe deeply in the sanctity of innocent human life and believe governments have a duty to protect human life. The more our society embraces a culture of life for all people, the better country we will have. Over the course of my 20-year career in elected office, I have been glad to play a leading role in putting in place common-sense policies that protect and defend innocent human life in the Commonwealth. One of those bills was Virginias informed consent statute, of which I was the chief patron in the House of Delegates, finally seeing its passage in 2001. This session, the General Assembly is now considering amending this informed consent statute to include a requirement that any woman seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound in order to establish the gestational age for appropriate medical purposes, and to offer a woman the opportunity to voluntarily review that ultrasound prior to giving her legal informed consent to abortion.
He ends the statement with;
I have requested other amendments that help clarify the purposes of the bill and reflect a better understanding of prevailing medical practices. It is my hope that the members of the General Assembly will act favorably upon these recommendations from our office. We will await their action prior to making any further comments on this matter.
This issue has generated static all over the country, including late night comedy TV. Frantic claims from Democrats, from those who should know better, or at least have better research departments, such as Saturday Night Live to Comedy Central, to those who know better but assume you do not such as Planned Parenthood.
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In other words, the outcry from the left (which was generated via massive emails and even Comedy Central) is a joke because these women who are going to get an abortion will be getting the very ultrasound they screamed was akin to a forced rape...How ironic
When you want to murder someone you can’t complain about an ultrasound, no matter how administered.
Women that see their baby in a sonogram more times than not decide to keep the baby. That’s what has gotten the liberals all riled up!
Every American should have the right to kill another human being without ever having to consider the consequences!
Amen. It’s not about any CHOICE....it is about ABORTION being promoted......
Unlimited Abortion on demand has become one of the Sacrements of the Democrat Party.
This is so sweet! Liberals have discovered the “slippery slope” we warned them about is now presenting them with the opportunity to swallow a health mandate they don’t like!
We told you so....