VA GOP’s AG Nom Wanted Women To Report Miscarriages To Police Or Face Jail Time
VA GOP’s Attorney General Nominee Wanted Women To Report Miscarriages To Police Or Face Jail Time
ZOE SCHLANGER 11:24 AM EDT, MONDAY MAY 20, 2013
Virginia state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R) won the Republican nomination to replace Ken Cuccinelli as the state's attorney general this weekend. As Think Progress reported Monday, Obenshain once introduced a bill that would charge women with a Class 1 misdemeanor if they failed to report a miscarriage to police.
The bill, introduced in 2009, stated that if a miscarriage occured without medical attendance, the woman would be required to report the "fetal death, location of the remains, and the identity of the mother" to the local or state police department. If she failed to do this within 24 hours, the bill would find the woman guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. As Think Progress notes, a Class 1 misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of “confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500” in Virginia.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/21/2013|
Is there ANYONE left in the GOP who isn't batshit crazy?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/20/2013|
I believe this kind of feeling of entitlement to stick your nose in other people's (well, let's be honest here, WOMEN'S) business qualifies as some sort of mental illness.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/20/2013|
But outlawing serving sizes for soft drinks was outrageously intrusive. Right.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/20/2013|
After much thought, we have decided to render null and void the terms ratified at Appomattox. You are free to leave the Union anytime you want, just let us keep New Orleans and Key West.
The rest of the country.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/20/2013|
Someday an outraged woman is going to kill one of these fuckers.
And the decent people of America will cheer.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/20/2013|
Someone should put a miscarried fetus in a jar and just send it to the man.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/20/2013|
Why on earth would they care?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/20/2013|
I'm assuming this was in order to be able to start a witch hunt for women who may have had abortions?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/20/2013|
awwww snap i be hard up if dey do dis in Ohios
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/20/2013|
This is so crazy. I don't get the logic at all. And what's even the point?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/20/2013|
It's perfectly logical, r10. If human life begins at fertilization and all human life at all stages of development is subject to the same laws, any fertilized egg that does not develop into a successful nine-month pregnancy resulting in a healthy live birth is a potential murder victim.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/20/2013|
yet 50% of fertilized eggs result in natural miscarriage, often before the woman ever even knows she was pregnant. God *wants* miscarriages!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/20/2013|
I'd hate to be the wife or daughter of one of these nuts. Granted, they know he's nuts and if they live off of him they are whores.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/20/2013|
Are they gonna do autopsies on the expelled fetus? Isn't that the very definition of Big Government?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/20/2013|
"Someday an outraged woman is going to kill one of these fuckers."
If women tried to control the bodies of men within governmental and judicial framework, we all know that scores of them would be raped, killed, tortured, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/20/2013|
R13, like all Republicans, the rules don't apply to their own families.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/20/2013|
Still unfunny, racist piece of shit asshole at R9.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/20/2013|
If this insanity was ever implemented, I'd spare a bit of pity for the policemen who would have to take those reports.
I mean, can you imagine anything they'd care less about, than the gynecological histories of grieving women?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/20/2013|
Don't the majority of pregnancies miscarry before 8-10 weeks? I heard it's like 60%.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/21/2013|