Say What Now of the Day

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Asked at a press conference about Pennsylvania's rendition of the anti-abortion bill that requires women to undergo an ultrasound prior to the termination of a pregnancy, the Keystone State's Republican governor, Tom Corbett, told a reporter that he didn't feel the legislation went too far because it "exterior not interior" and he wasn't making women watch.

"I don't know how you make anybody watch," Corbett said. "Because you just have to close your eyes."

Not surprisingly, this didn't sit well with Democrats, who slammed Corbett for showing "a lack of understanding of medicine and women's reproductive health issues."

"It's unthinkable that he would so casually dismiss this by advising women to just close their eyes," said former Pennsylvania congressman Patrick Murphy. "Gov. Corbett's comments are disturbingly offensive, insensitive and out of touch."

Some 10 states are currently at varying states of debate over a similar ultrasound bill.

[wgal / think.]

How A Bill Becomes A Law of the Day:

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How A Bill Becomes A Law of the Day: Meanwhile, in Virginia's House of Delegates, Republican David Albo of Fairfax regales his colleague with a humorous anecdote about how his wife shot down his sexual advances after seeing his name attached to the ultra-controversial "trans-vaginal" ultasound bill

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Follow Up of the Day: Virginia Senate Tables Personhood Bill

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Follow Up of the Day: A day after Virginia lawmakers were compelled to pass a non-invasive version of the state's controversial ultrasound bill, the full Virginia Senate voted this afternoon to table the equally contentious "personhood" bill, which would have def