There are going to be a lot of unintended consequences.”
-Del. Jennifer L. McClellan, D-Richmond, in reference to the pre-abortion ultrasound law passed by the Virginia legislature earlier this year. Debate continues to boil over the law, and it is expected to remain a hot topic during the 2012 elections.
Earlier this month, President Obama’s Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited women in Richmond to defend the Obama administration’s health care reforms and criticize the ultrasound mandate. Some in the medical community also criticized the bill, citing potential malpractice concerns.