Wednesday, January 16, 2013

General Assembly Republicans plan to spike forced ultrasound repeal tomorrow

From State Senator Donald McEachin:
Tomorrow at 8:30am the Senate Education and Health Committee meets to vote on two bills introduced by Democratic Senators that would overturn Virginia's forced ultrasound bill.  Virginia Republicans last year passed a bill mandating an abdominal ultrasound before an abortion even if the woman did not want one or her doctor did not think it was medically necessary. 

Now is your chance to let the Republicans know what you think and help us protect women's health and privacy.  Call the offices of the Republicans on the Education and Health committee or come to the open committee hearing tomorrow morning at the General Assembly Building (right next to the state capitol in Richmond).


Senate Democrats also have bills overturning Gov. McDonald's abortion clinic regs that could force some clinics to close. A bill to protect Virginia women's right to contraception will also be heard. 

Last year Virginia Republicans went too far.  This year let's show 'em they need to stop moving Virginia backwards.

Donald McEachinVA Senate Democratic Caucus Chair
If you attend just one General Assembly committee meeting this year, then this would probably be a good one to go to. The DPVA should have someone there to video this vote for use in this year's elections, but they probably won't.

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