15 Feb '12, 1am

Virginia Lawmaker Calls Abortion A "Lifestyle Convenience" | Care2 Causes

Virginia Lawmaker Calls Abortion A "Lifestyle Convenience" | Care2 Causes

Virginia lawmakers took up a controversial anti-abortion bill that would require women receive trans-vaginal ultrasounds before obtaining an abortion as part of a never-ending assault on women’s reproductive rights and during the floor debate the Republican disdain for women was clear. State Del. C Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) is a top Republican legislative leader who took the opportunity during floor debate to describe abortion as nothing more than a “lifestyle convenience” for women. Nice. Democrats tried to amend the bill to require a woman’s consent before a trans-vaginal ultrasound is administered but the Republican-controlled rejected the amendment. Virginia Democrats criticized Gilbert’s floor statement while Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria) told reporters Gilbert’s comments were similar to other Republican comments on the issue. Englin reportedly had a conversation ...

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