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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:00 PM

Va. Bill Would Remove Abortion Funding for Women With Severely Deformed Fetuses

Whatever can be the worst and most harmful the republicans champion.

http://www.alternet.org/gender/va-bill-would-remove-abortion-funding-women-severely-deformed-fetuses?akid=9960.1119768.xL975T&rd=1&src=newsletter781949&t=15

A proposal in the Virginia General Assembly to eliminate state funding for certain abortions could force some low-income women to carry to term a fetus with a low likelihood of survival.

Sen. Tom Garrett’s (R-Lynchburg) bill would repeal a provision of Virginia law that authorizes the Board of Health to pay for abortions for women who meet Medicaid eligibility requirements after a physician certifies that he or she believes “the fetus will be born with a gross and totally incapacitating physical deformity or with a gross and totally incapacitating mental deficiency.”

Opponents of Garrett’s bill, including some Senate Democrats, argue that it would unduly burden low-income women economically, physically, and emotionally.

The number of abortions at issue is relatively small.

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Reply Va. Bill Would Remove Abortion Funding for Women With Severely Deformed Fetuses (Original post)
RKP5637 Jan 2013 OP
mainer Jan 2013 #1
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #2
MineralMan Jan 2013 #3
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #4
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #5
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #6
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #7

Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:01 PM

1. The bill should add that Virginia is responsible for the lifetime care of these infants

That would make them think twice.

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Response to mainer (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:03 PM

2. K&R!!! Exactly!!! n/t

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Response to mainer (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:17 PM

3. +100. Perfect. Even better,

require those legislators who vote for it to adopt those infants at birth and care for them.

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:20 PM

4. All of those deformed fetuses should be turned over immediately to Tom Garrett. He

can then pay for their medical care/burial from his own pocket.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:21 PM

5. Yep!!! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:19 PM

6. Good. Now make the state of VA pay for all their prenatal care and delivery costs and then pay

for all expenses associated with these children for as long as they live.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:23 PM

7. They never connect the dots and implications of their spew. n/t

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