The first of the three pro-abortion bills was proposed by Senator Mamie Locke (D-VA 2). Senate Bill 733 would have repealed mandatory ultrasounds prior to an abortion.[read_more] Her faulty logic claimed that ultrasounds were unnecessary because women have already made up their minds to have an abortion. The reality is, 78% of women who view the ultrasound change their mind and decide not to have an abortion which is why Planned Parenthood does not allow pregnant women to see their ultrasounds. (Liberals just hate when women decide to not kill their babies.) Locke’s bill was defeated in a vote by an Education and Health Committee vote of 8-7.
Next Jennifer Wexton (D- VA 33) proposed SB 920, would have removed the 24 hour wait time between the ultrasound and the abortion procedure. Wexton objects to women having to wait 1 day before making this important, life altering, decision. This bill was also defeated in committee by a vote of 9 to 6.
The last pro abortion bill, Senate Bill 769, was presented by Sen. A. Donald McEachin (D- VA 9). It would have repealed the ban on abortion coverage under Virginia’s state health exchanges. Like the other two bills, it failed to make it out of committee by a vote of 8 to 7.
NARAL and Governor McAuliffe were 0 for 3 today on these pro-abortion bills and they are quite upset about it. NARAL’s response here.