The Virginia House passes "personhood" bill

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    The Republican-led House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Monday to a so-called personhood bill , despite strenuous opposition by Democrats who argued that the broad measure could prohibit birth control.

    The bill provides that “unborn children at every stage of development enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of the commonwealth, subject only to the laws and constitutions of Virginia and the United States, precedents of the United States Supreme Court, and provisions to the contrary in the statutes of the commonwealth.”

    The bill was introduced by Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William), one of the most outspoken legislators on abortion issues and a candidate for U.S. Senate this year.

    Similar legislation passed the House last year, but died in the Senate, which was controlled by Democrats. Supporters hope that the Senate, now led by the GOP, will approve the bill this year, but its fate is still unclear.

    Marshall said his bill, modeled after legislation in Missouri, would not affect birth control, miscarriages or abortions but would affect the way that courts define a person. For example, parents could receive damages for the death of a fetus in a wrongful death lawsuit.

    “To claim using birth control will get you in trouble with this statue is simply false,’’ Marshall said. “It does not have the affect of criminalizing birth control. This does not directly effect abortion.’’

    Critics disagree.

    “This bill requires every single code section in Virginia that uses the word ‘person’ to apply to a fetus,” Del. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) said. “That opens families and doctors to a wide variety of criminal and civil lawsuits for health-care decisions not only in cases of unwanted pregnancies, but every pregnancy and even miscarriage.”

    The House rejected a floor amendment by Del. Vivian Watts (D-Fairfax) that would have ensured that contraception would remain legal.

    Virginia House passes ‘personhood’ bill - Virginia Politics - The Washington Post
     
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    If all people were outlawed, only outlaws would have people.
     
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    This is unbelievable.

    Even the people of Mississippi rejected this.
     
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    What do you have against Mississippi?

    Did you get a speeding ticket or something?
     
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    This bill will outlaw birth control and abortion.
     
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    It will also help the issue of removing a fetus at any stage of gestation.

    If they are in fact deemed a person... then there should also be no issue with removing them from inside someone else.. and letting them be a person...all on their own.

    :thup:

    works for me.


    1 month old "person".... feel free to be your very own "person"... all on your very own..
     
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    why birth control?

    if no pregnancy occurs.... no "person" is involved.
     
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    50% of American women will have an unwanted pregnancy in their lifetime. The Republicans want the government to force these women to bring their pregnancy to term. Unwanted children are MUCH more likely to be abused. Therefore, Republicans are pro child abuse.

    And don't tell me an embryo is a human being. If it was, the thousands of frozen embryos in fertility labs in this country would have the right to own guns.
     
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    this is stupid

    chris lives in virginia

    coincidence?
     
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    Get a life. No one is pro child abuse.
     
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