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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:16 PM
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Info I found on Cosgrove of VA (demands women notify cops of miscarriage)
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 06:20 PM by Cheswick2.0
Great Bridge Baptist Church is his congregation. Here is their website. http://www.freewillbaptist.com/salvation_layout.html

For the sake of not looking like a lot of crackpots please do not harrass them. They have a right to believe as they do. Cosgrove does not have a right to try and make the law reflect his religious beliefs. But that is no reason to harrass his church. I just think we should know where he is coming from. When he says he has no ulterior motive for this legislation, I wouldn't believe him as far as I could throw him. His congregation is extremely conservative.

He has also introduced legislation to change the constitution of his state to codify his bigotry. The legislation is to declare marriage between a man and a woman only.

Here is his web page, bio and record. http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/0/EDAFC52BFEFC... .

I searched and tried to find out exactly how many dumpster babies VA has each year. Cosgrove, in his e-mail to Democracy4Va claims this legislation is in response to police in his state who only want to prevent dumpster babies. Ummmm, I doubt it. In any case this is not the way to solve that problem.
The just way to solve that problem would be to make abortion available and easy to obtain in their state. The secound piece would be to have a week long grace period where woman could leave their babies at hospitals or shelters, no questions asked.

If anyone knows MauraInVa at the DFAVa site, could you please pass along to her the following questions to ask Cosgrove (since she seems to have his attention).

How many "dumpster babies" are found each year in VA? Does that number justify the invasion of the privacy of all women? Have they ever considered any other type of legislation to deal with this problem, for instance that would help women and assume the best of them, rather than punish and assume the worst of them?



Ps...... please see this other thread for the original information.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:34 PM
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1. kick
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:45 PM
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2. There are other states, like Texas, that have legislation that is
designed to prevent dumpster babies, and it doesn't look anything like Cosgrove's.

In Texas the legislation allows a new mother to drop her baby off at a hospital or fire dept (and maybe police dept) without fear of being arrested and charged with infant abandonment.

I think FL has a similar law, and I heard they tried to charge a mother anyway, but the charges were dropped because doing that defeated the purpose of the law: to allow women to give birth, leave their babies safely, not be prosecuted, and the babies are alive. This legislation doesn't do that.

Anyway, this is a continuation of this monstrous invasion of privacy upon women.

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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:49 PM
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3. What shocks me Ilsa
what shocks me is how many people have no idea why this legislation is WRONG.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:01 PM
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7. Which one, the one in TX, or this crap he is proposing for VA?
I can understand that even the drop-off law has some serious drawbacks, but we think it has saved the lives of babies in Texas.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:47 PM
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8. oh no I think the drop off law is good
it is a rational solution.
I am talking about the crap fascist law this jerk wants to pass in VA.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:31 PM
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9. Phew! When it first came out, there were some women on Oprah
arguing against the drop-off law, saying it leads to further irresponsibility, the baby not having any info on parentage, medical info during pregnancy, etc.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:50 PM
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4. Illinois has a similar law.
Newborns can be dropped off at fire and police stations with no questions asked.

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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:57 PM
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6. That is an excellent law
Can you believe in Florida they have this law and still tried to punish some woman? Unreal!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:54 PM
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5. KS has this law too
they can take babies to fire stations, police stations or hospitals
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