While felonizing women for having an abortion is questionable, felonizing those that just simply had a miscarriage is downright crazy!
House Amendments in [ ] – February 11, 2008
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Jones, S.C.
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 18.2-71 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 18.2-71. Producing abortion or miscarriage, etc.; penalty.
Except as provided in other sections of this article, if any person, including the pregnant female, who administers
2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities and cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
This is sad. This bill actually passed the Virginia State House.
YEAS--Abbitt, Albo, Armstrong, Athey, Barlow, Bell, Bowling, Bulova, Byron, Carrico, Cline, Cole, Cosgrove, Cox, Crockett-Stark, Dance, Fralin, Frederick, Gear, Gilbert, Griffith, Hamilton, Hargrove, Hogan, Howell, A.T., Hugo, Iaquinto, Ingram, Janis, Johnson, Jones, S.C., Kilgore, Landes, Lewis, Lingamfelter, Lohr, Loupassi, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., Massie, Mathieson, May, Merricks, Miller, J.H., Miller, P.J., Morgan, Morrissey, Nixon, Nutter, O'Bannon, Oder, Orrock, Peace, Phillips, Pogge, Poindexter, Purkey, Putney, Rust, Saxman, Scott, E.T., Sherwood, Suit, Tata, Valentine, Ware, R.L., Wright, Mr. Speaker--68.
NAYS--Alexander, Amundson, BaCote, Bouchard, Brink, Caputo, Ebbin, Eisenberg, Englin, Hall, Hull, Joannou, Jones, D.C., Marsden, McClellan, Melvin, Moran, Nichols, Plum, Poisson, Scott, J.M., Shannon, Shuler, Sickles, Spruill, Toscano, Tyler, Vanderhye, Ward, Ware, O., Watts--31.