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SB 484 - Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion - Key Vote

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Ralph Northam voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires physicians to offer to perform an ultrasound prior to an abortion.

Highlights:
  • Requires a qualified medical professional trained in sonography and who is working under the direct supervision of a licensed physician to offer the following services to a patient seeking an abortion before the abortion is performed (Sec. 1):
    • Fetal ultrasound imaging; and
    • Auscultation of the fetal heart tone.
  • Exempts abortions performed in the case of a medical emergency from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion

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