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SB 617 - Repeals Requirement for an Ultrasound Prior to Abortion - Key Vote

Virginia Key Votes

Ralph Smith voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Requirement for an Ultrasound Prior to Abortion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the requirement for an ultrasound prior to an abortion.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the requirement to have a fetal transabdominal ultrasound before an abortion (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that information required prior to an abortion may be obtained over the telephone without conducting a physical examination or tests on the abortion patient (Sec. 1).
  • Sen. Charles Colgan is not listed on our vote breakdown because his vote did not accurately reflect his intentions; he initially voted "Yea" but changed his vote to "Nay" after the roll call.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Repeals Requirement for an Ultrasound Prior to Abortion

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