On the Bill to Restrict Abortions, If Only Words Were Votes


    Great speeches by Senate Democrats against the sneak attack by Republicans on a woman’s reproductive freedom this week in the the Virginia General Assembly. I just wish the thousands of passionate words spoken on the floor of the State Senate counted as votes, because in the end we could have used another one of those. Very frustrating, let’s just hope this legislation is struck down by the courts as unconstitutional, and/or that the board charged with designing the standards for abortion clinics will make them as mild and low-cost as possible. We’ll all be watching.

    • Elaine in Roanoke

      It seems to me that the case for this bill to be unconstitutional is the fact that the same regulations weren’t put in place by the legislation for oral surgery or outpatient plastic surgery.