A bid by state Sen. Ralph Northam (right), Norfolk Democrat, to make pre-abortion ultrasounds optional was turned back by state Sen. Stephen H. Martin during a Privileges and Elections Committee special meeting on Monday. (Associated Press)

A bid by state Sen. Ralph Northam (right), Norfolk Democrat, to make pre-abortion ultrasounds optional was turned back by state Sen. Stephen H. Martin during a Privileges and Elections Committee special meeting on Monday. (Associated Press)