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McDonnell reacts to landmark abortion vote

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is pleased that the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that will increase the level of regulation over first semester abortion providers in the Commonwealth.

The Governor supported the effort during during his time as a member of the House of Delegates. He said that as long as the bill has no legal or policy issues, he will sign it into law.

McDonnell, who has a pretty consistent pro-life voting record, but often attempts to not wade too deeply into volatile issues like abortion.  In a short interview this afternoon, he sold the legislation as one not designed to limit abortions, but to increase safety at clinics.

Tara Morgan is working on this story tonight for NBC12 News at 11. She will have more from both sides tonight.

The Governor’s full comments can be seen below:

Written by Ryan Nobles

February 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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