The 21-19 vote in the Republican-controlled Senate — mostly along party lines — came after Gov. Robert F. McDonnell asked legislators to soften the bill following protests on Capitol Square and mocking on national television, including “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “Saturday Night Live.’’
Oh, by the way, there was an amendment offered on the floor to mandate insurance coverage of this medically unnecessary diagnostic procedure. It was rejected along party lines. As Senator Saslaw said to the Republicans just prior to voting,
"I wish you all voted the way you campaigned."