Idaho Lawmaker Removes Reference to Vaginal Ultrasounds From Bill

February 29, 2012 — Idaho Senate Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder (R) said he has removed a reference to vaginal ultrasounds from an antiabortion-rights bill because "it was confusing," the Spokane Spokesman-Review reports.

The bill, which would require women seeking abortion care to first undergo an ultrasound, states, "The physician who is to perform the abortion or a qualified technician shall perform an obstetric ultrasound on the pregnant patient, using whichever method the physician and patient agree is best under the circumstances."

The bill will be scheduled for a hearing before the Senate State Affairs Committee (Russell, Spokesman Review, 2/27).