Unborn child pain information; requires doctors to offer to anesthetize fetus prior to abortion. (HB2634)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unborn child pain information. Requires doctors to offer to anesthetize a fetus prior to abortion and to include in informational materials a statement that a fetus at 20 gestational weeks has the physical structures necessary to feel pain and react to physical stimuli in a manner that, in an infant or adult, would be interpreted as a response to pain. Read the Bill »


02/19/2009: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 096949464
01/23/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read first time
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (64-Y 34-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (64-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2009Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.


Lizabeth writes:

Bennie's been in the Monogohela National Forest too long. How about a bill to cut the VAS duct instead?

frances roehm writes:

How about just respecting the womans decision to terminate.

David Wright writes:

Did you read the bill? It doesnt infringe on a woman's ability to terminate the pregnancy. Not even close. It requires doctors to offer women the CHOICE of lessening the pain their unborn babies feel as they're being "terminated." How outrageous !

Cal writes:

What the hell does the Monogohela National Forest have to do with the price of eggs in China? We're in Virginia. That reference makes NO sense, nor does the "VAS duct" reference, which is why you're a idiot who most likely voted for Obama. And as for Frances...as DW said...READ THE BILL!!!! IDIOT!

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Cal, at the moment, you're the contender for the Least Useful Comment of 2009 award on Richmond Sunlight. Let's hope nobody tops you.

Mark Nelson writes:

Certain basics are a foundation where all other tenets of society are built. One of these basics is the notion for society to protect and defend those that are defenseless. How society views this responsibility shall guide its destiny as a rudder guides a ship. As the blue sky offers a backdrop to our living space, so shall these basic tenets serve society as it decides on its laws and morals.

Of course, our circle of compassion ought to include the welfare of the mother. However, certainly no should be killed.