Abortion; informed consent, shall undergo ultrasound imaging. (SB279)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), and Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Informed consent; ultrasound.  Requires that, as a component of informed consent to an abortion, at the appointment for the abortion procedure every pregnant female shall undergo ultrasound imaging to determine gestation age and shall be given the opportunity to view the ultrasound image of her fetus. Read the Bill »


01/26/2012: Merged into SB484


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102369D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB279)
01/26/2012Incorporated by Education and Health (SB484-Vogel) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Angela writes:

More delay, more expense to keep women from getting a safe, medical and legal procedure.

JWH3RD writes:

This bill will end my future contributions to Smith as well as my vote.