VA Ultrasound Law Ensures Women will have Vital Information when Considering Abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2012
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Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org, 202-223-8073

Susan B. Anthony List Praises Resistance to Abortion Lobby in Bill’s Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised the enactment of legislation that requires Virginia doctors to provide women with an ultrasound and give them the opportunity to view it before having an abortion.  Gov. Bob McDonnell signed the bill into law today after pro-abortion forces tried to stop its passage.

“Today marks a victory for women in Virginia who will now have the opportunity to see their unborn child in the womb before making the life-altering decision of whether to have an abortion,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of SBA List. “Women across Virginia are thankful for legislators on both sides of the aisle who refused to be bullied by the abortion lobby. The fierce national debate surrounding this bill showed that the abortion lobby is more concerned about protecting their bottom line than they are about trusting women. Women should be trusted with more information, not less.”

The SBA List has been at the forefront of working with state legislatures to write and pass legislation that directs family planning funding away from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.  Currently, efforts are underway in Arizona, New Hampshire, Ohio and Oklahoma. In 2011, the SBA List’s efforts helped result in more than $61 million in taxpayer funding stripped from Planned Parenthood.

The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of more than 365,000 Americans dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics.  Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.

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