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Ultrasound requirement ban rejected by Senate committee

A Senate committee voted Thursday to defeat SB53, a bill proposed by Sen. Mamie Locke that would repeal Virginia’s mandatory ultrasound rule.

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Planned Parenthood raises issue with Senate vote on ultrasounds, waiting periods

This morning, members of the Senate Education and Health committee defeated SB733 (D-Locke) and SB920 (D-Wexton), measures that would have removed the mandatory ultrasound and 24-hour waiting period required prior to abortion.

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Planned Parenthood applauds Governor McAuliffe’s equal opportunity agenda

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia applauds Governor McAuliffe on the release of his 2015 Equal Opportunity agenda.

Uncomfortable Bella Twins feud is perfect WWE drama

Brie Bella, the good girl, reminisces about her mother telling her about how an ultrasound showed her and her twin sister, Nikki, holding hands in the womb.

UVA launches first U.S. test of focused ultrasound to destroy breast tumors

Expanding its pioneering work in the field of focused ultrasound, the UVA Health System has launched the nation’s first clinical trial testing the technology’s potential to treat benign tumors of the breast known as fibroadenomas.

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Women’s Reproductive Health Caucus outlines challenges, successes

The Women’s Reproductive Health Caucus held a press conference Tuesday outlining their efforts to roll back extreme legislation backed by Republicans to obstruct women’s access to health care.

State Senate votes to repeal required ultrasounds before abortions

The Virginia Senate voted Tuesday to pass a bill to repeal the mandatory ultrasound requirement that Republicans passed in 2012. Senate Democrats provided 19 of the 20 votes which produced a tie, broken by Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.

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Senate Democrats vote to protect women’s access to healthcare

The Senate Committee on Education and Health voted along party lines Thursday to report two bills that would protect women’s access to healthcare by rolling back restrictions enacted by Republicans.

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Democrats hit Mark Obenshain on transvaginal ultrasounds

Remember the transvaginal ultrasound debates that riveted the Virginia General Assembly in 2012? Virginia Democrats want you to, and want you to remember where Republican attorney general nominee Mark Obenshain was, basically in the middle of it all.

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Ultrasound may prevent acute kidney injury that often follows major surgeries

A painless application of sound waves prior to major surgery may prevent potentially deadly kidney damage, new research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests.

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Senate GOP kills bill blocking mandatory ultrasounds

Senate Republicans on Monday defeated Democratic State Sen. Ralph Northam’s bill that would have overturned the costly, mandatory ultrasound requirement passed in 2012 by making the ultrasound optional.

Senate passes watered-down ultrasound bill

The State Senate voted 21-19 on Tuesday to pass an amended version of legislation mandating that women seeking abortions in Virginia first undergo an otherwise medically unnecessary ultrasound procedure. Critics called the original version of the legislation, which had mandated an invasive transvaginal ultrasound be performed, “state rape.” State Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, called the […]