Va. Senate passes ultrasound repeal bill
The repeal legislation, SB 617, was patroned by state Sen. Mamie Locke (D-2nd) and supported by local state Sens. Barbara Favola (D-31st) and Jennifer Wexton (D-33rd).
“We need to think about the rights of individuals: of women, men and all of us. Because when one group us has their rights threatened, we all have our rights threatened,” Ms. Favola said in a prepared statement. "I'm glad my colleagues agreed and voted to protect women's rights.”
The legislation passed the Senate on a party-line vote, with Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam using his tie-breaking authority in the 20-Republican, 20-Democrat chamber.
It's unlikely SB 617 will be approved by the Republican-controlled House of Delegates.
Today is the final day before “crossover” in the General Assembly -- the day legislation that passed one chamber moves to the other for consideration.
Post a commentCommenting is not available in this channel entry.
Comments express only the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this website or any associated person or entity. Any user who believes a message is objectionable can contact us at [email protected].
- EDITORIAL: Brewer’s reinstatement comes with an inconvenient truth
- More people moving to Loudoun County than anywhere else in Virginia
- MORE: Comstock opposed to the American Health Care Act
- Loudoun resident files civil rights suits against county officials over social media censorship
- After months of back and forth, supervisors vote to approve One Loudoun rezoning
|The Loudoun Times-Mirror
is an interactive, digital replica
of the printed newspaper.Click here for all e-editions.