Virginia Legislators Put ‘Personhood’ Bill on Hold
Posted on Feb 23, 2012
It’s been a big week for all things prenatal in the Virginia Legislature. Earlier we saw the resolution of the controversy over a bill that would have required women in the Old Dominion to undergo invasive ultrasound procedures before having abortions, and Thursday, the state Senate made another big decision about reproductive law, at least for the time being. —KA
AP via ABC7:
A bill that would define life as starting at conception is dead for this year in Virginia.
The Senate voted 24-14 Thursday to send the so-called “personhood” bill back to committee and carry it over to 2013.
The Virginia Senate meets in this stately building in Richmond.