Frank Wagner on Abortion
Require sonogram before getting an abortion
Legislation repealed: [Following is law which is repealed by a YEA vote, or kept by a NAY vote]: At least 24 hours before the performance of an abortion, a qualified medical professional trained in sonography shall perform fetal
transabdominal ultrasound imaging for the purpose of determining gestational age. If the pregnant woman lives at least 100 miles from the facility where the abortion is to be performed, the fetal ultrasound imaging shall be performed at least two hours
before the abortion. The ultrasound image shall contain the dimensions of the fetus and accurately portray the presence of external members and internal organs of the fetus. A print of the ultrasound image shall be made to document the measurements that
have been taken to determine the gestational age of the fetus.
Legislative Outcome:: Sen. Wagner voted NAY; introduced Jan 14; passed Senate 20-20 on Feb. 11, with tie-breaker vote by Lt. Gov. Northam; died in House Committee.
Source: Virginia Legislative voting records on SJ1
, Feb 11, 2016
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