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

posted 9 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

    I live in Virginia and am for HB1

    I don't live in Virginia and I oppose HB1

    I don't live in Virginia and am for HB1

  • Post # 34
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Please keep us updated it, this affects you directly but it will affect us as well I can forsee it…I don’t know why this is becoming a ‘thing’ to worry about what women are doing with our bodies.

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @KoiKove:  That is a very interesting article – really makes you think of the history behind it all! I really hope we continue to progress and not regress.

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I really really hope nobody takes offense to what I’m about to say, but from the other side of the Atlantic it really looks like the US is every day moving further and further backwards. Little old catholic Ireland is beginning to look decidedly progressive… No Irish politician would get away with this nonsense- most of them are men here too, but they have wives and daughters to answer to, and the EU courts would jump all over anything as preposterous as this.

    Post # 38
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    A male colleague who is fairly moderate told me he feels like the VA legislature has started a war on women with this bill and the one that requires a transvaginal ultrasound. if a moderate feels that way, I sincerely home we can clean the house in the next election and put substantial pressure of the current crop of Autocrats in Richmond.

    What have we come to? It’s as if the clock has turned back centuries and we are simply vessels. Oh the irony of the personhood bill denying us full rights over our organs!

    Post # 40
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

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    @aunt pol:  About half of America agrees with you! I can’t tell you how embarrassing it is to travel abroad right now and have to explain things like this, and the current Republican candidates for president to people from other developed countries. Humiliating.

    I’ve got my fingers crossed that this won’t pass the senate, and if it does, surely it will be struck down as unconstitutional!! I’ve been following the progression of these bills across the country closely…it’s hard to watch!

    Post # 41
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    Bad news.  The House passed their version of the “informed consent” bill, which requires a trans-vaginal ultrasound before abortions (ultrasound by probe inserted in the vagina as opposed to jelly on the belly) and the Senate passed their version.

    The Governor says he will sign this into law.

    It’s amazing how the pendulum swings in Virginia, where the Governor can’t serve two consecutive terms.  We went from one who was progressive to this guy.

     

    Personhood should be debated in the next few days. 

    Post # 42
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Ugh!!!  This is just another reason why I don’t like living in VA!!! 

    Post # 43
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I never ever thought I would need IVF.   My world was rocked on Dec 1, 2011 at around 12:30pm.  We found out that my husband was one of the 1% of the male population that does not have sperm in his ejaculate.    Our IF is severe, but I have known many, many women and men who have faced this.  (We are in the process of seeing if he produces sperm to be extracted by needle biopsy, then one sperm will be injected into one of my eggs.  It’s called TESE, IVF and ICSI)

    The journey itself is a rollercoaster and such a nightmare.   It’s hard coming on here somedays because the baby posts are taking over the site it seems.   To have to deal with something like on top of the heartbreak of IVF would shatter some people.

    Kudos for you for speaking up for the women who are already struggling and may not be able to find their voice to express how they feel without feeling like they are being too emotional.  

    What a farce that bill is.   Thank you for bringing it to light and doing something about it.

    Post # 44
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Our state government (Oklahoma) currently has two personhood bills up for debate right now.  One has passed through the senate and the other I don’t think has yet.  The first one they are saying just declares personhood at conception, but it is written too vaguely.  I worry it could be open for interpretation and affect birth control and invitro.  The second clearly states it wants to ban fertility treatments that could result in death of a embryo, birth control like plan b, and abortion for all, including rape and incest victims.   It really terrifies me to think the government could have control of my reproductive efforts.  

    Post # 46
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    The Governor is having a change of heart on the “informed consent” bill!  Or, perhaps he is realizing that if Romney taps him to be a VP candidate, mandating a probe of his citizens that is not medically necessary might not go over to well with Libertarians and the Tea Party.

    Let’s hope he goes the same route with the personhood bill.

    Post # 47
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I live in VA and I’m for this bill.  You can bash me all you want but I feel its ironic for people to want to vote this bill down because they want to have a baby, when it also promotes the legality of abortion.  I am very against abortion.  Each fertilized egg has the complete genetic code of a unique human being.  Unborn babies don’t get to vote, so it’s abridging the rights of these unborn babies to make a decision of whether they get to live or die.

    I’m not looking to debate just stating my opinion since everyone else is, so if you get outraged at my views on things you can rage all you want, I’m going to change my mind probably about as quick as you all will 🙂  I’m hoping you can be civil with my views and not cattily attack me personally, since I have not attacked any of you for what is an outrageous viewpoint in my mind.

    Post # 48
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

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    @Steampunk Angel:  I respect that you are against abortion, but at the same time should your beliefs get to influence another woman’s choice to have an abortion? Not everyone believes life begins at conception. The beauty of having a choice though, is that you get to choose whether or not abortion is right for YOU based on your beliefs. So you would choose not to have one because you believe that life starts at conception and it would be like murdering someone. But then someone like me (I wouldn’t have an abortion but I support the right to) might not believe that and decide abortion is right for her.

    Again, I respect your beliefs, I just don’t think that a bill like this against abortion is respectful of people who believe differently and would ALSO like to make their choices based on what they believe.

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