Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Tuesday that he will sign a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound that's poised to be passed by the state's Republican-controlled legislature, the Associated Press reported.
Walker said he finds nothing offensive about ultrasounds, despite criticism from many women and abortion rights groups that the procedure is invasive.
"I don't have any problem with ultrasound," Walker told reporters, as quoted by the AP. "I think most people think ultrasounds are just fine."
Democrats in the state Senate used a procedural maneuver to delay a vote on the bill Tuesday, but the part does not have sufficient representation in the legislature to kill the legislation.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell pushed for but failed to enact similar legislation last year that would have required transvaginal ultrasounds. Walker's bill, however, only concerns ordinary ultrasounds.