- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
There is a bill that is up for vote in Virginia call the “personhood” bill. It may have long ranging impact on the ability to start a family if you need reproductive assistance. I never thought I’d be here paying thousands in order to have a child and I’m sure many millions of women in their 20’s and 30’s never thought it would happen to them. But now that I’m in the thick of it, I’m glad my RE doc can make decisions based on what is best to allow me to bring a baby home, not what is legally mandated.
I just called my Congresswoman’s office and luckily she is also opposed to it. But, many other parts of the state aren’t. Please do what you can to help me and others like me who need to protect our ability to have a family!
This is what I received from RESOLVE (there are links to find out who your officials are).
On Friday, February 10 the Virginia House of Delegates Committee for Courts of Justice voted 14-4 to pass a so-called Personhood bill. The bill will be heard and debated today and voted on by the entire House of Delegates, Tuesday, February 14th. If passed it will move to the Virginia Senate. We must work together to stop this dangerous bill.
House Bill 1 (called “HB 1”) would give legal rights of a human being to a microscopic embryo, and would seriously endanger the practice of IVF in Virginia. This is an anti-family bill and we urge you to send a letter to your Virginia elected officials today.
Send a letter now. PLEASE personalize your letter – tell why protecting fertility treatment is important to you. Adding a few sentences will triple the impact of your letter. Legislators do not want a form letter.
Use this website to find the phone numbers for your state Delegate and Senator. Call them TODAY and tell them you “Oppose HB1.” Let them know that this bill is ant-family as it will seriously endanger the practice of IVF in Virginia.
RESOLVE has been at the forefront of fighting anti-family legislation in many states. Personhood is the latest attempt to shut down IVF and other medical procedures that infertility patients need. Read RESOLVE’s Personhood Policy and follow the status of this bill. Please, take action today to help stop this bill!
Thank you for taking action!
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
P.S. Send your letters right now! And don’t forget to share this with everyone you know in Virginia.