I think it should be left up to the doctor. Government shouldn't be legislating things like this. If a doctor wants to require that their patients listen to a heartbeat, then that is perfectly fine with me. In all honesty, before a women choses an abortion, she should probably be shown these things. It isn't invasive and just gives a little education. I'm not advocating the things that were being talked about in Virginia. Just a simple scan and listening to the heartbeat is all that is necessary. If I was a doctor, I would be giving women all the information possible. It is a big choice that could affect the rest of their lives. If they still chose that they would want to abort their pregnancy, then that is their right.
But, the government shouldn't require it.