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Virginia Ultrasound Bill

Rand Paul's Gattaca Adventure

Steven Conn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

If Senator Paul were one of my students I could help him sort out the history that he got so wrong in his plagiarized speech, history which has been overshadowed by the plagiarism itself.

Laura Bassett

Virginia GOP Tried To Cut A Deal On Abortion, Dems Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

Republican state legislators in Virginia want so badly for the public to forget about the state's recent legislative battles over abortion that they h...

Our Daughters, Moms, and Sisters: Republican Attacks on Women's Choice Should Also Mobilize Men

Hans Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Men should join in rejecting the attack on reproductive health and insisting on candidates who know the issues around access to contraceptives and abortion and promise to advocate and advance coverage, affordable care, and fairness.

Randy Brock Aide Praises 'Common Sense' Ultrasound Bill

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Vermont Democrats are criticizing the Republican candidate for governor after one of his aides praised Virginia's new law requiring an ultrasound befo...

Greg Rosalsky

Bob McDonnell Called 'Governor Vaginal Probe' By State Pol

HuffingtonPost.com | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A Virginia state senator gave Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) a new nickname on Tuesday, resurrecting a fight over McDonnell's support for legislation that wou...

Laura Bassett

Bob McDonnell, Virginia Governor: 'War On Women' Is 'Political Theater'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has drastically slipped in the polls after backing two controversial anti-abortion measures over the past several week...

Birth Control, Abortion Battles Inspire Protest Legislation (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Debates over birth control and abortion have taken center stage in the states and in Congress, with Republicans in many state legislatures weighing bi...

Laura Bassett

Bob McDonnell, Virginia Governor, Signs Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a controversial mandatory ultrasound bill into law Wednesday afternoon, making Virginia the seventh state ...

WATCH: Maddow Lampoons Virginia Governor Over Ultrasound Bill

Posted 03.02.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow discussed who she considered controversial vice presidential hopefuls in the Republican party during her MSNBC show Thursday night, incl...

Constitution Check: How Far Can States Go to Dictate Medical Procedures?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

As long ago as the late 19th Century, the Supreme Court began recognizing that it would be an illegal assault to require an individual to undergo a medical procedure without that person's consent.

John Celock

Lawmakers Pass Final Ultrasound Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Virginia lawmakers on Thursday afternoon passed a final version of a bill requiring ultrasounds before abortions, including new language making the pr...

GOP Lawmaker Backs Down On Controversial Ultrasound Bill

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Alabama state Sen. Clay Scofield (R) backed off a provision Monday that would have forced women to submit to transvaginal ultrasounds before getting a...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Passes In State Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

The Virginia Senate narrowly passed a bill on Tuesday by a vote of 21-19 that would require women to have an ultrasound procedure 24 hours prior to ha...

Other Virginia Bills That David Albo Can't Say Important Words In

Molly Knefel | Posted 04.29.2012 | Comedy
Molly Knefel

5. HB 199 Town of Onancock; liens for water charges: David Albo calls Onancock "Onanboner."

Amanda Terkel

Pro-Choice PAC Starts Up To Defeat Backers Of Virginia Ultrasound Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Virginians has formed a political action committee to defeat state lawmakers who have been going after access to abortion and...

Blunt Instruments, Transvaginal Probes, And What's At Stake

Sue Hyde | Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Sue Hyde

Sen. Roy Blunt has introduced an amendment that would severely restrict the ability of insured employees to get health care services if an employer or insurance company objects on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions. His attack has dire implications for LGBT people.

Laura Bassett

Virginia Ultrasound Bill Passes In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Virginia House of Delegates passed on Wednesday a revised version of a GOP-sponsored informed consent bill that would require women ...

Virginia: Right to Bear Arms, Duty to Bear Children

Tamar Abrams | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

What do you call a state whose legislature in one month advances laws allowing unlimited purchases of handguns, declares the rights of personhood from the moment a sperm and egg unite and forces women seeking abortions to have an invasive, unnecessary medical procedure?

The Republican War on Women: Invading the Vagina in Virginia

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

Every person who has a body should view this law as a direct assault. So, too, should every person who believes that women are human beings.

John Celock

GOP Leader: Abortion Is A 'Lifestyle Convenience'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

A top Republican legislative leader in Virginia described abortion as a "lifestyle convenience" during the floor debate on a controversial measure to ...

Virginia Ultrasound Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

PORTSMOUTH, Va., - Women seeking an abortion in Virginia would be required to first have an ultrasound and be given the opportunity to view an ima...