Virginia governor no longer fully supports ultrasounds before abortions
By Anita Kumar, Published: February 21
RICHMOND — Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is backing off his unconditional support for a bill requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, focusing new attention on one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in Virginia’s General Assembly this year.
Until this weekend, McDonnell ® and his aides had said the governor would sign the measure if it made it to his desk. McDonnell, who strongly opposes abortion, will no longer make that commitment.
<..> McDonnell’s office would say Tuesday only that the governor will “review” the bill if it is approved.
<..> The legislation is being used against Republicans outside of the General Assembly. National and state Democrats have criticized U.S. Senate candidate George Allen for his anti-abortion stand and have derided McDonnell, who has hit the campaign trail for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
Let's see what he does. Women standing up for themselves is evidently being heard.