According to Virginia Delegate David Englin doctors will be turned into criminals and women victims of a sex crime under the “object sexual penetration” law if Governor Bob McDonnell signs the state sanctioned rape bill. Mr. Englin plans to bring his case to the floor next week when the house debates the senate version of the bill.
Virginia Governor McDonnell earlier signaled his intent to sign one of the most despicable laws in the country forcing women to undergo an vaginal ultrasound to obtain an abortion, or in other words, a state sanctioned rape bill. But now it seems the Governor is not so eager to go on the record with his previously held position.
Let’s start calling these bills what they are: state-sanctioned rape. There is no other way around it.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposed budget would cut the entire $455,000 in state funding to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative which supports programs at schools and clinics in seven health districts, including Alexandria, which have the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the state.
Another sign that lawmakers should not make medical decisions.
“People need to know this woman who is a Catholic supports killing babies, and not to vote for her,” a member of Pro-life Virginia explained.
Virginia could end up even more anti-woman, depending on the election’s outcome.
More legislation to fix issues that don’t really exist.
Tomorrow, September 17 is Constitution Day, a day to commemorate the formation and signing of the Constitution and to celebrate the rights guaranteed within. In place of celebration, we are reminded that women’s rights are under attack.
The Virginia Board of Health today did what most women’s health and rights advocates both feared and expected it to do by adopting medically unnecessary regulations on abortion providers in the state.