The Virginia General Assembly's has passed bills requiring an ultrasound and waiting period before an abortion. Proponents pretend the measure is merely about medical safety. If that were the case, then one would expect physicians to be all for it, writes A. Barton Hinkle. You would think groups such as the Medical Society of Virginia and the Richmond Academy of Medicine would chime in, lending the weight of professional expertise to the cause of patient safety. They haven't.