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Richmond, VA --Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw (35th District) released the following statement on yesterday’s Republican move to block legislation that would end the practice of forcing women to have an ultrasound prior to an abortion procedure:
“Senate Republicans have demonstrated once again that they will stop at nothing to pursue their extreme anti-woman agenda. Yesterday, with less than 24 hours advance notice and no public debate, Republicans on the Senate Education and Health Committee blocked legislation to repeal the controversial ultrasound mandate. This crowd is not worried about getting the facts right or holding an open debate, just advancing their reckless ideology behind closed doors. They can try to silence Democrats and the public voice, but they cannot hide the hard truth from Virginians and they know it."
Below is a video of Senator Saslaw standing up to the anti-woman rhetoric of Senate Republicans.