Communicator (communicator) wrote,

girl power

I didn't blog about the Virginia foetal death bill, but it was in lots of blogs - nostalgia_lj covered it for instance. Basically this guy was proposing a law that meant women who suffered miscarriage had to report to the police within 12 hours or face a class 1 felony charge (possibly a year in jail).

Anyway, the guy has withdrawn the bill.

RICHMOND — A Chesapeake lawmaker withdrew a bill on Monday that would have required women to report fetal deaths, after he received more than 500 e-mails from people concerned that the measure would punish women who have miscarriages. Opposition to the bill was generated by “blogs,” personal Web sites set up by individuals who post information and encourage discussion about topics of interest to them.

Powerful stuff.

Del. John A. Cosgrove, R-Chesapeake, was shaken by the speed and volume of the response as word of his bill traveled across the country via the Internet...."they never talked to me prior to going on the Web,” he said. “I was absolutely mistreated on this.”

Cry me a river, you misogynist git.
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