According to USATODAY.com,

Virginia’s Senate has approved modified legislation to require an external ultrasound before an abortion.

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The initial proposal had sought to mandate an internal sonogram, which opponents argued was coercive, medically unnecessary and a state intrusion into a doctor-patient relationship. Amid a public outcry last week, Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, withdrew his initial support for the invasive procedure and pushed for the external sonogram.

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