Friday, March 16, 2012
The Florida Independent: Virginia House passes ‘fetal personhood’ bill, by Virginia Chamlee:
A bill written to outlaw abortion by granting legal rights to fertilized eggs passed the Virginia House yesterday, a move that is sure to lend confidence to “fetal personhood” groups across the country — including Florida’s
The bill resembles one that made waves in Mississippi last year, gaining considerable support from members of the state Legislature but ultimately failing to garner enough votes to pass. Unlike the Mississippi amendment, however, the Virginia bill would attempt to change abortion rights through the state’s legal code. . . .