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Tue Feb 21, 2012, 03:48 PM

Virginia House puts off ultrasound bill again

Source: The Maddow Blog

The Virginia House of Delegates again today decided to put off voting on the Senate's version of a bill to require women seeking an abortion to first undergo medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds. They also let the vote "pass by" yesterday, with a more than a thousand demonstrators lined up in a silent protest outside.

Democratic Delegate David Englin writes:

Quick update on Va. GOP's vaginal penetration ultrasound mandate: The Senate version of the bill (Senate Bill 484) was scheduled for debate and final vote today, but House Republicans again made a motion to push off the debate and vote by another day. The same happened for Senate Bill 349, the so-called "conscience clause" bill that allows state-funded adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against GLBT families and youth.

House Democrats then attempted a parliamentary maneuver that would have killed the ultrasound bill forever, but that failed on a party-line vote. Therefore, both bills are now scheduled for debate and vote tomorrow.

Virginia Republicans are suddenly running scared of their own social agenda!


http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/21/10468895-virginia-house-puts-off-ultrasound-bill-again


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:18 PM

1. Thanks for the recs on this important issue!

I wonder what will happen tomorrow?!



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:32 PM

2. In desperation the GOP has gotten stuck in the muck of religious moralities. Will the party

survive as it once was? I rather feel sad for the Grand Old Party people who are witnessing it's demise as a more reasonable voice.

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Response to lumpy (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 06:16 PM

4. I'm afraid there are few of the "reasonable types" left.

They've pretty-much been driven out by the unrestrained-capitalism-uber-alles and christofascist crowd lately.

Between Romney and Santorum, it'll be hard for future historians to tell which one was the harbinger of the ultimate demise of the republicans party.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 06:02 PM

3. When my letter and e-mail to them began "RE: Virginia's New 'State Rape' Law"...

I think they (my state senator and delegate) knew what to expect. Screw it. I'm tired of trying to be nice and reason with such people.

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