By Virginia Society for Human Life
After a week of debate on the house floor devoted to changing to the rules of the House of Delegates in Virginia, an effort led by pro-abortion Delegates to force a vote on the previously defeated “Right to Abortion” Amendment, has been defeated.
Pro-abortion extremists in the House used the week of floor speeches to spread more manipulative and dramatic scare tactics to make their case for enshrining Roe v. Wade in Virginia’s Constitution. This amendment would allow abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, require tax funding of abortion, and prevent any reasonable protective pro-life laws in the future.
“Those Democrat Delegates who attempted to force this amendment to be voted on this week are the same ones who voted against a bill to provide compassionate life-saving treatment to a baby who survives an abortion and opposed a website to be set up by the Virginia Department of Health designed to list free help available in the state to help mothers,” said Olivia Gans Turner, President of VSHL. “Sadly, the pro-abortion Democrats in the House and Senate are not willing to support the kinds of rational pro-life bills that many Virginians do in fact think should be passed.”