Abortion; removes requirement that a woman undergo ultrasound prior to procedure. (SB53)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Ultrasound prior to abortion. Removes the requirement that a woman undergo a fetal transabdominal ultrasound prior to an abortion. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/16/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101021D
12/16/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2016Impact statement from VDH (SB53)
01/28/2016Continued to 2017 in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2016Left in Education and Health