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Virginia drops womb-control bill

HB 187 was quickly dropped. The legislation would have prevented unmarried women (gay or straight) from using assisted reproductive technology. The wingnut pushing this bill was Delegate Robert Marshall (R-Manassas), who said: “To say women are desperate for this, well Al Capone was desperate for money … just being desperate doesn’t mean you have a right to anything period.”

Lawmakers on a House health subcommittee wasted no time dispensing with the bill.

“It’s frustrating how many invasions of peoples’ personal lives members can come up with to introduce,” said Del. Adam Ebbin, D-Arlington, the only openly gay Virginia lawmaker.

“It would be funny if it wasn’t so scary that some of these bills could pass.”

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