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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Janet D. Howell
Virginia's two-year, $85 billion spending plan is finally in a conference committee, but funding for the Dulles Metrorail is emerging as a key sticking point that could drag out the already-extended session even further.
The Virginia Senate Finance committee Tuesday morning killed a bill that would repeal state funding for low-income women to have abortions if a doctor determines their child will be born with a physical deformity or mental deficiency.
The Virginia Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that will require women to undergo ultrasound imaging before having an abortion, after a torturous process through the legislature that saw Gov. Bob McDonnell broker a compromise on the high-profile measure.
After Virginia's Senate Education and Health Committee passed a bill requiring women to undergo ultrasound imaging before having an abortion, Sen. Janet D. Howell went back to her hotel room, admittedly angry.
"We worked three very long and tedious days," said Sen. Janet D. Howell, Fairfax Democrat and chairman of the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee. "Democrats are keeping true to our promise that we would negotiate in good faith and have put forward a plan."
"I wouldn't throw in the towel," she said.