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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 02/20/2012

‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks Virginia anti-abortion bills

Virginia’s General Assembly got a mocking shout-out on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend for recent anti-abortion legislation.

The House of Delegates and Senate passed bills requiring women to get an ultrasound before an abortion. If the pregnancy is in its earliest stages, the ultrasound would be the more intrusive transvaginal variety rather than an external test, abortion rights activists have said.

The House also passed a bill stating that life begins at conception.

On the “Saturday Night Live” segment “Really? With Seth and Amy,” Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler ridiculed the measures.

“The Virginia House of Representatives this week passed a bill that required women to have a transvaginal ultrasound before having an abortion,” Poehler said. “Really? Now don’t get me wrong. I love transvaginal. It’s my favorite airline.”

Meyers picked up from there.

“But Virginia wasn’t done,” he said. “They also passed a bill saying that life begins at conception. What’s next? Life begins at last call? Life begins when you click ‘send’ on your match.com profile. I mean, really!”

By  |  11:24 AM ET, 02/20/2012

 
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