Virginia's state Senate this afternoon passed legislation that would "force women to have an ultrasound before having an abortion," the Richmond Times Dispatch reports. The vote was 21-19.

Senators made two changes to the controversial measure that had already been OK'd by the state House:

-- "Senators agreed to an amendment under which a victim of rape or incest who reports the attack would not have to undergo an ultrasound to get an abortion," the Times Dispatch says.

-- And, the Senate's version of the legislation does not require that a woman undergo a "transvaginal ultrasound," which require doctors to use a probe. Instead, external ultrasounds would be performed.

The legislation now goes back to the state House.

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