Update, Thursday, March 1:
The House of Delegates voted 61-35 to concur with a Senate amendment that exempts victims of incest and rape from the mandated procedure provided they reported the assault to police.
Original Story: The Virginia Senate voted Tuesday for an amended version of the bill that would require women to undergo external ultrasounds before abortions, but not the transvaginal ones.
The 21-19 vote in the GOP-controlled Senate — mostly along party lines — came after Gov. Bob McDonnell (R)
McDonnell asked lawmakers to amend the measure after it became clear the original legislation would have required a vaginal ultrasound in most cases because abortions usually occur in the first trimester, when an external ultrasound would not work.
The bill will head to McDonnell for his signature.