Saturday, January 15, 2005

HB 1807 Update

No wonder HB 1807 didn't make sense; it has nothing to do with rape/statutory rape. The intent is to prohibit sexually active minors access to birth control. [Must learn to think like a politician.] A similar law has already been enacted in Texas. Respectful of Otters has the full discussion. If you live in Virginia, may I suggest you read very carefully, and learn.

2 Comments:

At 9:32 PM, Blogger Rivki said...

I wrote to the sponsor of the bill after hearing that his reasoning for the bill was to "help prevent physicians from becoming accessories after the fact in cases of statutory rape." Since the law as written has nothing to do with either physicians or the role of accessory after the fact I questioned the efficacy of the bill as written. I doubt he'll write back (even though I am a citizen of Virginia) but it felt good to (very respectfully) tell him that he was full of it.

 
At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fyi, this bill has been tabled:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/watchdog_va/3141.html

and thanks for all your good work!

 

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