25 May '11, 12am

Virginia legislators trying to pass legislation to keep women from having already-miscarried pregnancies removed.

When I had a miscarriage in October of 2009, I had no idea that I had lost a wanted, beloved baby. I simply went into the doctor for a checkup only to find there was no heartbeat and I had lost our child a few weeks earlier. My body had refused to let go, showed no signs of passing anything on its own, and we were just days from making it into the second trimester. My doctor scheduled a D&C, I went to the hospital, the procedure was completed, and I went home to begin my healing. Now, a Virginia Republican wants to stop that from happening. He has proposed legislation that assures that the next time a woman has a missed miscarriage, she would be forced to carry that dead fetus inside of her until it expelled on its own, even if that meant she could develop an infection and die. Via The Hill : House members on Tuesday night are expected to hold a controversial vote on langu...

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