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US Senate and Virginia State Senators

Stop Virginias Vaginal Probe Law

    1. Shasta Baum
    2. Petition by

      Shasta Baum

      Missoula, MT

This law makes it mandatory for women who are seeking an abortion, either from rape, molestation or accidental pregnancy, to be forced against their will to have a probe inserted into their vagina by medical professionals. Unwilllful penetration by an object is rape! Stop this tea party rape law! Stop it before it passes the senate!

The ultrasound legislation would constitute an unprecedented government mandate to insert vaginal ultrasonic probes into women as part of a state-ordered effort to dissuade them from terminating pregnancies, legislative opponents noted.

“We’re talking about inside a woman’s body,” Del. Charnielle Herring, a Democrat, said in an emotional floor speech. “This is the first time, if we pass this bill, that we will be dictating a medical procedure to a physician.” The conservative Family Foundation hailed the ultrasound measure as an “update” to the state’s existing informed consent laws “with the most advanced medical technology available.

Here is a quote from a women who underwent this procedure: "I was literally raped by a woman with one of these things. She assumed I was a loose whore because I was getting an abortion. When I cried for her to stop she literally asked me why I was crying. I can only imagine how many other women will be treated this way by overworked technicians who despise the new laws." (Blog:Thoughts on Virginia’s Vaginal Probe Law, username abaldwin360, Feb 16, 2012)

"Some democrats in Virginia proposed an amendment to the law that would require someone seeking a prescription to Viagra to have an anal probe ultrasound performed.

That measure was not added to the bill, also one Republican, Todd Gilbert, called abortions “matters of lifestyle convenience.”" (abaldwin360, 2012)

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    1. Bill amended against mandatory vaginal ultrasounds!! YAY

      Shasta Baum
      Petition Organizer

      The Virginia House passed a mandatory ultrasound bill that was stripped of much of its toothy bits. Rather than requiring transvaginal ultrasounds for some women, abdominal images would be taken.

    2. Here women gathered outside the Virginia House in silent protest.

      Shasta Baum
      Petition Organizer

      The vote is postponed but we need to keep fighting it! Here is a link to it below at Jezebel.com

    3. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Adam Waxler MORTON GROVE, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      i am an illinois Democrat voter.

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    • Adam Waxler MORTON GROVE, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      i am an illinois Democrat voter.

      ( i already voted for the Brad Schneider Democrats of illinois. )

      ( i already voted for President Barack H Obama. )

      ( i already voted for Governor Pat Quinn

      , and i already voted for Lt Governor Shelia Simon for illinois. )

      (( i stand with President Obama

      no matter what. ))

      (( i say Democrats Forever. ))

      (( i say Global Warming is real. ))

      (( i will stand up for Climate Change awareness. ))

      (( the Alison Lundergan Grimes Democrats

      versus the Mitch McConnell Republican guy. ))

      (( the Mitch McConnell Kentucky Republicans are wrong

      on many issues

      including pro-choice and women's reproductive rights. ))

      (( the illinois residents would like to see the Democrats

      win the Mitch McConnell Kentucky Republican seat

      since this would be a victory for all Americans. ))

      (( hint : Mitch McConnell seat needs to be replaced. ))

      (( http://alisonforkentucky.com/

      Kentucky Democrats ))

      (( http://www.heathermizeur.com/

      Maryland Democrats ))

      (( http://www.buonoforgovernor.com/

      New Jersey Democrats ))

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    • Adam Waxler MORTON GROVE, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      i am an illinois Democrat voter.

      ( i already voted for the Brad Schneider Democrats of illinois. )

      ( i already voted for President Barack H Obama. )

      ( i already voted for Governor Pat Quinn

      , and i already voted for Lt Governor Shelia Simon for illinois. )

      (( i stand with President Obama

      no matter what. ))

      (( P.S. you have permission

      to tell the Wendy Davis Democrats of Texas

      that i support their efforts on the Democrat side. ))

      (( i am one of the illinois Democrats

      who signed the

      i support Wendy Davis Texas Democrats petition. ))

      (( the Texas Democrats are right

      about supporting Pro-Choice in General. ))

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      to change illinois from a civil union state

      to illinois as a marriage equality state

      since i live in illinois. ))

      (( if the illinois Government

      wants the state Constitution of illinois

      to say marriage equality

      i would support that type of change

      for the state of illinois. ))

      (( the Alison Lundergan Grimes Democrats

      versus the Mitch McConnell Republican guy. ))

      (( the Mitch McConnell Kentucky Republicans are wrong

      on many issues

      including pro-choice and women's reproductive rights. ))

      (( the illinois residents would like to see the Democrats

      win the Mitch McConnell Kentucky Republican seat

      since this would be a victory for all Americans. ))

      (( hint : Mitch McConnell seat needs to be replaced. ))

      (( http://alisonforkentucky.com/

      Kentucky Democrats ))

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      Maryland Democrats ))

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      New Jersey Democrats ))

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    • Adam Waxler MORTON GROVE, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      i am an illinois Democrat voter.

      ( i already voted for the Brad Schneider Democrats of illinois. )

      ( i already voted for President Barack H Obama. )

      ( i already voted for Governor Pat Quinn

      , and i already voted for Lt Governor Shelia Simon for illinois. )

      (( i stand with President Obama

      no matter what. ))

      (( P.S. you have permission

      to tell the Wendy Davis Democrats of Texas

      that i support their efforts on the Democrat side. ))

      (( i am one of the illinois Democrats

      who signed the

      i support Wendy Davis Texas Democrats petition. ))

      (( the Texas Democrats are right

      about supporting Pro-Choice in General. ))

      (( i signed the illinois petition

      to change illinois from a civil union state

      to illinois as a marriage equality state

      since i live in illinois. ))

      (( if the illinois Government

      wants the state Constitution of illinois

      to say marriage equality

      i would support that type of change

      for the state of illinois. ))

      (( the Alison Lundergan Grimes Democrats

      versus the Mitch McConnell Republican guy. ))

      (( the Mitch McConnell Kentucky Republicans are wrong

      on many issues

      including pro-choice and women's reproductive rights. ))

      (( the illinois residents would like to see the Democrats

      win the Mitch McConnell Kentucky Republican seat

      since this would be a victory for all Americans. ))

      (( hint : Mitch McConnell seat needs to be replaced. ))

      (( http://alisonforkentucky.com/

      Kentucky Democrats ))

      (( http://www.heathermizeur.com/

      Maryland Democrats ))

      (( http://www.buonoforgovernor.com/

      New Jersey Democrats ))

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Adam Waxler MORTON GROVE, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      i am an illinois Democrat voter.

      ( i already voted for the Brad Schneider Democrats of illinois. )

      ( i already voted for President Barack H Obama. )

      ( i already voted for Governor Pat Quinn

      , and i already voted for Lt Governor Shelia Simon for illinois. )

      (( i stand with President Obama

      no matter what. ))

      (( hint : First and Second Terms of President Barack H Obama. )

      (( extreme austerity has been proven not to work

      in Europe

      so the same idea applies

      to the United States. ))

      (( the Brad Schneider Democrats of illinois

      stand with the Barbara Buono Democrats of New Jersey. ))

      (( the American Public

      does not need Mitt Romney's binders. ))

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      since there are plenty of smart women

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      (( i disagree with the Tea Party Republicans as well. ))

      ( i stand with the Lisa Brown Democrats of Michigan. )

      ( Lisa Brown the Democrat from Michigan

      has the right to talk about her

      reproductive parts no matter what. )

      ( Freedom of Speech matters. )

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      ( Democrats forever. )

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