Reasons the World I Have to Be Female in Depresses Me: 17-18 Jan 13
The GA’s in session, so you’re likely to be getting a lot of VA-focused updates from me for a while.
But on the bright side:
- The VA Health & Education Senate Committee did manage to kill legislation that would have severely impacted low-income women’s ability to seek abortions for severely deformed fetuses.
- Del. Jen McClellan’s bill to strike a 30-day waiting period for those seeking sterilization made it out of the House panel 16-0! Under current law, the waiting period depends on whether or not you’ve already had a child. It’s total bullshit — more of the patronising “oh well you might change your mind” nonsense. Same issue I have with abortion waiting periods — once you’ve walked into that office, you know pretty damn well what you want to do. So now it will go to full GA for debate.