From the Northam for Governor campaign:
VIDEO: Ahead Of Tonight’s Richmond Debate, Northam Campaign Releases New Mini-Documentary On 2012 Transvaginal Ultrasound Fight
Richmond, VA – Today, Northam for Governor released a new mini-documentary about the 2012 transvaginal ultrasound fight in the Virginia legislature. The original language would have forced many women in their first trimester to have a probe inserted into their vagina to obtain an accurate image.
When the mandatory ultrasound bill came up in the Virginia General Assembly, then-Senator Northam didn’t just vote no. He stood up on the floor of the Senate and used his credibility as the only physician in the body to speak out against the invasive measure. The attention Northam brought to the bill led then-Governor Bob McDonnell to push for a language revision saying the bill would not require transvaginal ultrasounds.
Lt. Governor Northam continued to fight against ultrasound legislation even after the “transvaginal” measure was removed. After the ultrasound mandate passed, Northam sponsored three bills with Senator Barbara Favola to roll it back. He also helped kill ultrasound bills before they could advance in the legislature when Democrats were still in the majority.