(Closed) If you live in Virginia and want to protect IVF and reproductive rights…

posted 6 years ago in Virginia – Southwest Virginia
  • poll: What is your opinion about HB1 giving legal rights to a microscopic embryo?
    I live in Virginia and I oppose HB1 : (19 votes)
    20 %
    I live in Virginia and am for HB1 : (2 votes)
    2 %
    I don't live in Virginia and I oppose HB1 : (65 votes)
    69 %
    I don't live in Virginia and am for HB1 : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ll comment to bump this thread. I don’t live in VA and I’m not currently seeking any reproductive treatments, but anyone who needs this service should have the right to make that choice for themselves. Doctors don’t need legislators telling them what is best for their patients.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Thanks, I just wrote a letter which voiced my concern as a mother of an Angel Baby.

    Post # 6
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I live in VA, sorry if I’m just being ignorant but could you… explain what exactly this means? Embarassed

    Post # 7
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    13014 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Here is the actual text of HB1:

    http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+HB1H1

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but section D sounds as if it doesn’t affect the fertility argument?  I could completely be misreading this (not a lawyer!), though.

    (D. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as creating a cause of action against a woman for directly or indirectly harming her unborn child.)

    ETA: I’m just trying to understand the text of the bill.  I am 100% against any legislation which regulates reproductive rights because it’s such an intensely personal choice that shouldn’t be decided by the House of Delegates. 

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @KoiKove:  Agree 100%.  Reading the rest of the bill and then seeing that, it seems a bit contradictory.  My only hope is that if a similar bill couldn’t pass in Mississippi (notably even more conservative than Virginia), there isn’t an overwhelming likelihood here.  In My Humble Opinion, it’s a bunch of conservative politicians trying to show their constituents that they tried to protect “family values” so they can get re-elected.  It’s scary that it’s 2012 and this is even an issue though!

    Post # 11
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont understand how this affects IVF. Can someone please explain the actual relation between this proposed bill and IVF.

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I have my personal views on infertility measures, which I won’t share because I’m sure it will be met with backlash. However, I oppose the bill strictly because it would in effect make abortions illegal, which is bullshit, and I will forever oppose something like this. NO ONE but I have the right to say whether I can carry a baby or not, I’ll be damned if the government will be able to tell me whether I can have an abortion or not

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I live in Virginia and I think it’s ridiculous. I personally don’t believe that life begins at conception and I don’t support any personhood bills.

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @kate169:  Exactly. I really can’t understand how they can consider it a life, when it can’t live without a human to grow it

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