George Chuzi [letters, Feb. 4] asked how Virginia Republicans could vote for a statute requiring women to have an ultrasound before receiving an abortion when so many of the party’s members believe that it is unconstitutional to mandate the purchase of health insurance.

A response can be found in the Constitution. No one in this country can be executed without due process. This ultrasound bill is as close as we have gotten to giving these unborn babies a fair trial. Unfortunately, for them, there is no appeal.

Rae Ann Stein, Manassas