Please Vote No on Senate Bill 484
  • Petitioned Virginia State Senate

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Sen. Barbara Favola
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Virginia-025
State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds
Virginia-002
State Sen. Mamie Locke
Virginia-029
State Sen. Charles Colgan
Virginia-032
State Sen. Janet Howell
Virginia-033
State Sen. Jennifer Wexton
Virginia-005
State Sen. Kenneth Alexander
Virginia-035
State Sen. Richard Saslaw
Virginia-016
State Sen. Henry Marsh
Virginia-018
State Sen. L. Louise Lucas
Virginia-021
State Sen. John Edwards
Virginia-036
State Sen. Linda Puller
Virginia-038
State Sen. Phillip Puckett
Virginia-049
State Rep. Alfonso Lopez
Virginia-037
State Sen. David Marsden
Virginia-034
State Sen. J. Chapman Petersen
Virginia-039
State Sen. George Barker
Virginia-009
State Sen. A. Donald McEachin
Virginia-001
State Sen. John Miller
Virginia-006
State Sen. Lynwood Lewis

Please Vote No on Senate Bill 484

    1. Petition by

      Alliance for Progressive Values

On Thursday January 26th, the Senate Education and Health Committee passed SB 484 (Vogel) which if made into law would require that, as a component of informed consent to an abortion, to determine gestation age, every pregnant female shall undergo ultrasound imaging and be given an opportunity to view the ultrasound image of her fetus prior to the abortion. The medical professional performing the ultrasound must obtain written certification from the woman that the opportunity was offered and whether the woman availed herself of the opportunity to see the ultrasound image or hear the fetal heartbeat. A copy of the ultrasound and the written certification shall be maintained in the woman's medical records at the facility where the abortion is to be performed.. The bill would also mandate a waiting period of from 2 to 24 hours before the women can have the abortion.

This bill is clearly designed to shame women and seeks to coerce them into continuing their pregnancy through what amounts to emotional and psychological blackmail. We need to trust women to know what is right for them. It is wrong in the extreme for the government to mandate this unnecessary and expensive procedure which will only make matters more difficult, especially for low income women who must now find more money to pay for this pointless exercise in manipulation.

Please vote against SB484!

 

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    • Joan Maher MIDLOTHIAN, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      This bill is outrageous. How dare you put undo stress and grief on a woman already making a challenging decision. Shame on you. As a mental health professional who has worked with countless woman who have made a choice to terminate a pregnancy I've seen firsthand what a challenging decision it can be. If you are eager to decrease the number of abortions make birth control even more accessible.

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    • R O RICHMOND, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Regardless of your view on abortion, forced ultrasounds are a waste of everyone's time, money, and resources. Please vote no on SB 484.

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    • Teri Brown RICHMOND, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      An ultrasound is not medically necessary, it is expensive & a waste of medical professionals time. This bill is authored by a sadist, a bully who cares nothing about women, children or life.

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    • Page Hayes ARLINGTON, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Dear Senator Marsh:

      I'm signing this petition because making the decision to have an abortion, which should be the decision of the pregnant woman and no one else, is already difficult enough. Using an ultrasound and fetal heartbeat monitoring is emotional blackmail, and makes this difficult decision even more painful, more costly, and more demeaning to women. Please vote no on Senate Bill 484.

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    • John Martin RICHMOND VA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      It is not the role of government to regulate what women should do with their bodies and how.

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