Birth control; definition thereof. (HB2221)

Introduced By

Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Birth control; definition. Adds a definition of birth control. Birth control means contraceptive methods that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Birth control shall not be considered abortion for the purposes of Title 18.2. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072473212
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/30/2007Failed to report (defeated) in Health, Welfare and Institutions


jennifer writes:

it's so incredibly hypocritical to say that stopping abortion is important but it's okay to RESTRICT ACCESS TO BIRTH CONTROL. if you want to prevent unplanned pregnancies, then make birth control accessible! please support this bill because it prevents birth control from being labeled as an "abortion" and thus protects it from such restrictions as state-scripted "counseling," mandatory 24-hour delays, and pharmacy refusal clauses.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

This bill was killed in subcommittee, with Dels. O'Bannon, Purkey, Nutter and Janis voting against it. Here's the video.

Linda Cunningham Goldstein writes:

Delegates O'Bannon, Purkey, Nutter & Janis (sounds like a bad law firm!) have once again proved that they are completely out of touch with mainstream Virginia voters and should be voted out of office! The "Flotsom Four" of the good 'ol boy mentality will continue to drag Virginia back into the Dark Ages! Women of Virginia unite!!! Let's get this "Quagmire Quartet" who OBVIOUSLY believe in SEX, SEX, SEX (let's keep those pesky women barefoot & pregnant--& in their places!)
OUT OF THE HOUSE!!! Meanwhile, let's form a united front to BAN their VIAGRA!!!!