Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell says he backed away from a bill requiring women to undergo an invasive procedure before receiving an abortion because he believed it might not have withstood legal scrutiny.
McDonnell discussed the matter Friday at a panel hosted by Politico. It was his first extensive comments since asking lawmakers to amend a bill that would have required women seeking abortions to submit to a vaginal ultrasound. The bill drew sharp opposition from Democrats and women’s groups.
Read more at Official Wire. By Beth Fouhy, Associated Press.
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