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Please Vote No on Senate Bill 484

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!

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Virginia State Senate
  • State Senator
    John Edwards
  • State Senator
    Linda Puller
  • State Senator
    Phillip Puckett
  • State Representative
    Alfonso Lopez
  • State Senator
    David Marsden
  • State Senator
    J. Chapman Petersen
  • State Senator
    George Barker
  • State Senator
    A. Donald McEachin
  • State Senator
    John Miller
  • State Senator
    L. Louise Lucas
  • State Senator
    Henry Marsh
  • Sen. Barbara Favola
  • APV
  • State Senator
    R. Creigh Deeds
  • State Senator
    Mamie Locke
  • State Senator
    Charles Colgan
  • State Senator
    Janet Howell
  • State Senator
    Mark Herring
  • State Senator
    Kenneth Alexander
  • State Senator
    Richard Saslaw
  • State Senator
    Ralph Northam


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