Virginia http://nhpr.org en Virginia Governor Backs Down From Ultrasound Bill http://nhpr.org/post/virginia-governor-backs-down-ultrasound-bill Several states are considering laws that would mandate an ultrasound before a woman has an abortion. Critics say the laws are unnecessary and intrusive, and the debate reached a fever pitch recently over a Virginia bill that would have required an invasive ultrasound procedure.<p>On Wednesday, Virginia's Republican governor, Bob McDonnell, asked legislators to back off and revise the House bill. Later that day, the Senate version of the bill was withdrawn by its sponsor. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:17:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 2105 at http://nhpr.org Virginia Governor Backs Down From Ultrasound Bill