Birth control; definition. (HB2060)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Committee
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101932D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB2060)
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Eva King writes:

I strongly support this bill! Birth control is by no means synonymous with abortion. On the contrary, birth control, -and widespread, easy access to birth control-, is demonstrably the most effective tool in lowering abortion numbers.