I have to admit, I sort of rolled my eyes when I read the plea in my inbox today from NOW with the claim that "Roe is still under attack."  Obama is expected to repeal the global gag rule although apparently not today.  And at the inauguration, we joked that after Justice Stevens swore Biden in, he was saying "thank god, I can finally retire."

But then I read Cecily's posts today.  First, she reminded me of the problem of the lack of availability of doctors who will perform abortions.  And then she notified me that Virginia is once again considering making it a crime to fail to report a miscarriage to the police.

We've defeated this bullshit before.  Let's do it again.  If you live in Virginia, here's the link for finding out who your state senator is.

Update: For the record, here is Senator Obenshain's response to comments, where he acknowledges that the bill is far too broadly drafted for his intent, which he claims was to eliminate the "it was born dead" defense for infanticide.  However, given the history of a very similar bill four years ago, either Obenshain is lying or he didn't even bother to do cursory research before introducing the bill.

3 Responses to “Choice”

  1. Bobbini Says:

    My senator chairs the Health and Education committee, and I’ve already fired off an email to him. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Maisey Says:

    Thanks for the reminder. I will write my senators again (to no avail I regret) to encourage them to not support Obama’s pro-abortion plans and to try to halt any attempts to roll out FOCA.
    Pro-abortion is not pro-woman. I’ve seen the damage it can cause a woman and I support every effort to feed money into alternatives that allow women to keep their children or encourage adoption vs. funding and supporting abortion centers.

  3. Angry Pregnant Lawyer Says:

    Ugh. I can’t believe they’re trying this again. Thank you for the heads-up. I just emailed my (Democratic) senator about it. It’s not the police’s business — or anyone else’s but mine and my husband’s — if I have a miscarriage.

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