Contraception still legal in Virginia

I’m happy to report that contraception is still legal in the commonwealth of Virginia, in spite of Bob Marshall’s efforts to the contrary.

  • And Not Larry Sabato discusses the political ramifications of the Democrats’ move to force a roll call vote on the bill.

Given how close this bill came to passing, sorry Bitch, but I’m not laughing.

4 Responses to “Contraception still legal in Virginia”

  1. dave s Says:

    The Bitch is probably wrong: here is a comment left at Jane Galt’s blog last week: “…From Uptodate.com, here is the mechanism of action for levonorgesteral the active ingredient in plan b
    “MECHANISM OF ACTION — Pregnancy may be prevented through several mechanisms: Thickening of cervical mucus, which inhibits sperm passage through the uterus and sperm survival; inhibition of ovulation, from a negative feedback mechanism on the hypothalamus, leading to reduced secretion of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH); inhibition of implantation. Levonorgestrel is not effective once the implantation process has begun.”
    So it can prevent implantation which typically occurs 5 to 7 days after conception.
    Posted by Storkdoc ”
    So I think you are right, that Delegate Marshall’s bill would arguably ban Plan B. I think Delegate Marshall is a nut, and that he does the Reeps harm the more people see of him – but that may just show how out of touch I am with past-the-Beltway Virginia. Remember this next election, and throw money at Bruce Roemmelt, who gave him a run for his money!

  2. Angry Pregnant Lawyer Says:

    My mind’s still reeling over the “forced miscarriage” bill that’s been proposed.

  3. Phantom Scribbler Says:

    As I believe I said during the South Dakota discussion, even breastfeeding can arguably prevent implantation, as can IUDs. If these attempts to define life as beginning at the point of fertilization ever become statute, I foresee some really stunningly absurd — and frightening — court cases.

  4. Christine Says:

    It seems that through these anti-abortion bills conservatives are attacking birth control. They want to ban it all – evidence in the cervical cancer vaccine. Yesterday I listened to Rudy Guiliani on Sean Hannity and he talked about possible outcomes on Roe v. Wade (considering Alito, Scalia and Roberts). Basically, he believes that they will not overturn it, but limit its use. I was stunned; I don’t know if he is reiterating inside knowledge or this is his personal opinion. He is a very socially liberal Republican, so I was shocked by his forthrightness on the topic. I just can not believe we are having this debate today. People might not care for Hillary, but I really feel we need more women’s voices in government.

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