Ultrasound bill

  1. There are going to be a lot of unintended consequences.”

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    -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. 

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    It is no surprise that President Obama and Mitt Romney are already campaigning heavily in Virginia. Along with a handful of other swing states, the Old Dominion is expected to hold the keys to the White House this year. 

    A Republican bastion in presidential races between 1968 and 2004, the increasingly liberal northern region just south and west of Washington, D.C., has swung the state towards the Democrats in 2008. But the state’s still influential conservative southern and far western parts create a competitive environment between Republican and Democratic candidates. 

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