3.06.2008

the slippery slope of government's control of women

Think you know where the slippery slope ends? The one that begins with C-484, the "recognizing the humanity of the fetus" act?

How about Virginia's HB1126?
HB1126: Abortion or miscarriage; intent to destroy unborn child, penalty.

A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-71 of the Code of Virginia, relating to producing abortion or miscarriage; penalty.
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Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Jones, S.C.
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 18.2-71 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 18.2-71. Producing abortion or miscarriage, etc.; penalty.

Except as provided in other sections of this article, if any person, including the pregnant female, who administers administer to, or cause causes to be taken by a woman pregnant female, any drug or other thing, or use uses means, with intent to destroy her unborn child, or to produce abortion or miscarriage, and thereby destroy destroys such child, or produce produces such abortion or miscarriage, he shall be is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any medically approved contraceptive whether used before or after sexual intercourse [or any medication legally prescribed by a physician] [specifically to induce or cause an abortion].

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities and cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

The emphasis is mine. The odd grammar is because I'm not showing the amendments. Go here for the original text with amendments.

The Virginia House of Representatives has already passed this. It hasn't gone to the State Senate yet.

This slope is very slippery, and very scary.

Thanks to friend of wmtc James.

1 comment:

L-girl said...

Richmond, you left the same comment here a few days ago under a different name. Please don't do it again. Thank you.