Virginia's Unauthorized Reproduction Bill


4 comments posted
Stupid idea

I don't see how this bill could even be considered remotely capable of passing constitutional law scrutiny. Discrimination against nonmarried females for no apparent national interest. It is just stupid and a pointless waste of legislative activity. Somebody is just trying to score points with the fringes of their constituency or they are idiots. I hate zealots.

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Posted by Southern Male on 5 January 2006 - 2:59am
it's all about the lezzies

"unmarried woman" is code for lesbian. sure the law will also affect unmarried hetero women, but that's besides the point. in this wingnut's mind, hetero women can always get pregnant the old fashioned way. the whole point of this is to make it illegal for lesbians to get pregnant.

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Posted by artemisia on 5 January 2006 - 7:07am
The Indiana Bill

never got intoduced because the legislator who was going to introduce got so much negative response when the word got out that she was going to that she backed off saying: "The issue has become more complex than anticipated and will be withdrawn from consideration by the Health Finance Commission."

So I hope everyone works to get the word out about this bill and to encourage VA residents to let the specific legislator and other members of the VA lege of their disapproval. Also, the negative repsonse got coverage in the Indiana news media which was another important factor.

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Posted by AndiF (not verified) on 5 January 2006 - 8:06am
Conception Bill

I am a 27 year old mother of three girls. I have married for nine years. I look at this Bill as a way to control who is allowed to have childern. If for some reason any one of my girls grew up to become attracted to the same gender I would still want them as a big part of my life and for my child to still be able to produce a family. I want grandchildern one day. If this Bill is put into place along with a long list of other reproduction control bills I may not get grandchildern. This is one more way men of power are trying to control women back to the middle ages and even further back in history. As a woman who has been denied surgery with refernce to my reproductive organs I am leading my life in a differnt direction to change the laws men have put into place to tighten their grasp around a womans right to control her own body. I urge all women and men as well to fight and write the Virginia House of delgates to say NO to the conception Bill.

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Posted by Gwen (not verified) on 12 January 2006 - 6:46am