Once again, Virginia’s House of Delegates is doing its damnedest to treat women as stupid chattel. From a NARAL action alert email rec’d today, pointing out that the following bills are up for a vote tomorrow (Thursday):
HB894: Burdensome Regulations for Abortion Providers- Requires abortion providers to meet onerous and unnecessary architectural and other standards in an effort to regulate them out of business.
HB1126: Criminalization of Pregnant Women – Allows the state to prosecute pregnant women for causing harm to a fetus with the intent of causing a miscarriage or abortion. [MB: This is a perennial VA GOP favorite.]
HB1315: Mandatory Ultrasound Requirement – Requires a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound even if it is not medically necessary.
If you live in Virginia, please call your rep. ASAP or use this link to email him or her. If you don’t, well, make sure idiocy like this doesn’t creep up in your backyard.