Virginia kills personhood legislation this time around

Just hours before it was expected to pass, the Virginia Senate suddenly voted to kill a personhood bill.

“The action came not long after a Senate committee voted along party lines to approve the bill, despite the opposition of those who argued that the broad measure could prohibit birth control and in vitro fertilization.”

The bill was modeled after legislation in Missouri and would not affect birth control, IVF or abortions, however it would allow parents of an unborn child killed to receive damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The militant pro-abortion group NARAL praised the move to kill the bill as a great victory.

Read more at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/virginia-politics/post/personhood-bill-killed-for-this-year-by-virginia-senate/2012/02/23/gIQAyXvBWR_blog.html

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