Thursday, February 23, 2012

Virginia personhood bill

  • In an unexpected move, the Virginia Senate killed the states personhood bill, a key victory for womens groups seeking to battle the current proposals on reproductive rights.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stem Cell Action Coalition opposes Virginia House Bill No.1, the so-called Virginia personhood bill. The Virginia Senate Committee on Education and Health is scheduled to take the matter up this week.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Katherine Greenier of the ACLU of Virginia called the tabling of the bill a "victory for women's rights and health," though she cautioned that other bills to restrict abortion are still pending.
  • (Roanoke Times)
  • In the Virginia House of Delegates, Republican Robert Marshall is a longtime abortion opponent who has tried repeatedly to pass legislation in his state that would give rights to the unborn.
  • (CNN)
  • it will put Virginia in line with seven other states that mandate an ultrasound before an abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
  • (TPM)
  • Virginia lawmakers on Thursday shelved until next year a measure ultimately aimed at outlawing abortion by granting individual rights to an embryo from the moment of conception.
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  • Virginias personhood bill, HB1 (Bob Marshall, R-Prince William), passed the GOP-dominated House on a party-line vote, and will shortly be heard in the Senate.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A poll released this week from Christopher Newport University and the Richmond Times-Dispatch found majorities of Virginia voters opposed to both the ultrasound requirement and the personhood bill.
  • (Washington Post)

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