If I were a woman, I wouldn’t live in Virginia…

Two days ago a couple of the strictist anti-birth control and abortion bills were passed by the predominantly Republican Virginia legislature and endorsed by their Republican governor.

According to CBS News:

“One bill, Republican Del. Bob Marshall‘s House bill 1, would define personhood at conception and “provides that unborn children at every stage of development enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of the Commonwealth.” The second bill requires that women be required to undergo an ultrasound procedure prior to having an abortion.

The personhood bill, which passed by 66-32 in the Virginia state House, does not ban abortions, the legality of which are protected under the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. It would, however, make illegal certain types of contraceptive measures, including emergency contraception. Women’s health advocates say it could also open the door to banning birth control pills and intrauterine devices (IUD).”

This means that the unborn child, at every stage of development, has rights. For instance, at fertilization, any and all fertilized eggs may have the right to be tax deductions, thus shorting the state on money from taxes. And of course there are many more ludicrous circumstances.

It is the second bill which will cause the most anxiety to women. This bill has as

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“its requirement that some women undergo a transvaginal ultrasound probe, which is considered more physically invasive than other procedures.

While the bill does not explicitly mandate the use of transvaginal ultrasounds, many women would inevitably be required to undergo them; in the early stages of pregnancy, that procedure is often the only form of ultrasound that can detect a fetus’ heartbeat.

Republicans argue that the ultrasound bill will protect women from complications during abortion procedures, and that providing a woman with the gestational age of the fetus is crucial to her “informed consent” to have an abortion.”

This is, of course, only a procedure designed to scare a woman away from an abortion, even if she has been illegally assaulted and become pregnant or if there is a medical danger in the pregnancy. Since, without her permission, any invasive technique is no better than rape itself.

English: Governor of Virginia at CPAC in .

Why is this man smiling?

Republican Governor Bob McDonnell (who looks like he’ll be the mighty Mitt’s choice for Veep) is expected to sign these bills when they hit his desk, making Virginia the first major bastion of Sexual Fascism.

An amendment designed to require the woman’s right to give permission for the invasive exam (promoted by a Democratic delegate) was voted down by 100% of the Republic delegates.

Ladies, get in the car and head for the border… and don’t look back

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Posted on February 16, 2012, in Announcement, crime, editorial, ethics, event, Family, government, Health Care, Legal, News, Opinion, Politics, Press, sex, Television, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Dear women of Virginia: the Silicon Valley needs women! Yes, that’s right, we have a surplus of affluent nerds who would love to have you settle down here and be their mommy or arm candy. Well, okay, so that’s sorta sad, but hey, it’s that or the vagina police, whadya want, a real relationship with men who don’t view you as pleasure objects or somethin’? In America?!

    Remember, it’s Rick Santorum’s nation, you just live in it.

    – Badtux the Snarky Penguin
    (Let’s party like it’s 1872!)

  2. the first time that any of these men get pregnant,then they should be allowed to make all these very rediculous laws.it is really inconcievable that men can sit down and draw up legislation that has nothing to do with them,I can’t believe for the life of me how they can tell a woman what to do with her body.Talk about government trying to take control.

  3. Perhaps the best way to prevent women from having abortions would be to mandate that all male babies be sterilized at birth, using a procedure which can be reversed when he is age 21 provided that he is married and has his wife’s consent.

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