Friday, February 24, 2012
Virginia Personhood Bill Delayed Until After 2012 Election
I guess politics takes priority over the lives of all those pre-embryonic "persons."
Huffington Post: Virginia Personhood Bill: State Senate Defeats Bill, by John Celock:
In an unexpected move, the Virginia Senate killed the state's personhood bill, a key victory for women's groups seeking to battle the current proposals on reproductive rights.
By a 24-14 vote, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senate Republican Leader Tommy Norment (R-James City County) to push consideration of the bill to next year's legislative session. A coalition of Democrats and Republicans in the tied Senate voted for the motion; six Republican and 18 Democratic senators voted to push consideration of the bill back. Two Democratic senators abstained. . . .