Constitutional amendment; personal reproductive liberty (first reference). (SJ2)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); personal reproductive liberty. Amends the Constitution of Virginia by adding a section establishing the individual right to personal reproductive autonomy. The amendment prohibits the denial or infringement upon this right unless justified by a compelling interest of the Commonwealth and achieved by the least restrictive means. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100512D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2020Continued to 2021 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Nathanael Hirt writes:

Life is formed at conception and that is the truth. If you kill (abort) a baby, you are murdering a child.

Diane Lange writes:

Please do not vote to allow Virginia to become an abortion to birth state. It is murder. God can forgive but why carry that pain that you had an abortion just because it was legal. #IStand4Life

Karen Hancock writes:

Please vote no to this bill. This bill will not help women and families but hurt them. Women deserve better than abortion. Please do not enshrine abortion in the Virginia constitution. Please do not allow Virginia to follow in the steps of New York. Thank you.

Jean Ames writes:

I vote NO to this bill. Abortion is murder of an innocent baby no matter what age in the womb. There are other choices like putting the baby up for adoption.

Jean Ames writes:

I vote NO to abortion no matter how old the baby is in the womb. Prolife! Say NO to abortion!

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