WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-06-12) — Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest said that Governor Bob McDonnell’s signing of the Virginia Ultrasound bill “was a courageous stand in the face of a vicious campaign of misinformation.”

She made the following statement: “Abortion advocates engaged in a vicious campaign of misinformation against a proposal that would require a life-saving ultrasound test before giving women an abortion-inducing drug or an abortion procedure. We know that women with ectopic pregnancies have died when given life-ending drugs, which makes it particularly egregious that abortion advocates fought to prevent women from having all the medical information they need for informed consent. Ultrasounds are the gold standard of medical care, and women deserve to have such testing. AUL thanks the legislators of Virginia and Governor McDonnell for protecting the women and girls of the state.”

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