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NORFOLK A controversial bill involving abortion is making its way through the General Assembly.

The measure calls for women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion.

The bill has come before Senate and repeatedly died in the past; however, with a partisan shift in the committee that reviews it, it's expected to make it to the governor this time around.

The bill was put on hold in the Senate on Tuesday and will be reviewed and possibly voted on Wednesday.

Patrick Hurd, CEO of Planned Parenthood's Southeastern Virginia Chapter said, 'It's the legislature practicing medicine, and I'm appalled by that.'

The Family Foundation of Virginia supports the bill that they say has received bi-partisan support.

'Whether you're pro-life or pro-choice, wherever you fall on the abortion debate, really isn't the issue. The issue is if a woman should be given every opportunity to know what the best decision is,' said Victoria Cobb, president of The Family Foundation.

Democrats are formulating a change to the bill that would only require a physician to offer an ultrasound, but make it optional for the patient.



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