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VA Delegate to withdraw HB 1677



John A. Cosgrove (R-78) thought “all your wombs are belong to us,” but the blogosphere kicked his *ss.

Wingnut Virginia Delegate John Cosgrove folded his tent, after over 1,000 blogs got into action as a result of Maura in VA’s posts at Democracy in VA and Daily Kos. (Augusta Free Press):

Legislation that would have required mothers who had failed to report fetal deaths to the police within 12 hours of the delivery to face a possible misdemeanor sentence will be withdrawn, its patron said on Monday.

“I’ve elected to withdraw HB 1677 from consideration by the General Assembly this year. The language is just too confusing,” Del. John Cosgrove, R-Chesapeake, told The Augusta Free Press.

Cosgrove’s surprise move came after a firestorm of controversy spread across the World Wide Web over the weekend about the possible far-reaching effects of the measure.

My entry on this from last week, “Virginia bill HB1677: That fetus is mine, all mine” is here.

Maura’s followup DKos diary is here.

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