Here’s a little something to discuss with Delegate Marshall Thursday night at the Public Hearing with the Loudoun delegation to the General Assembly …
From Equality Virginia:
Delegate Bob Marshall Attacks Virginia Families Again
Having failed to convince his colleagues in the General Assembly to ban gay and lesbian adoption by co-patroning Del. Black’s adoption bill last year, Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) now proposes to ensure that child bearing is limited to women who are married.
He’s introduced a bill, HB 187, that would prohibit doctors and other licensed health professionals from assisting unmarried women with becoming pregnant. This would preclude lesbian couples from becoming a family through artifical insemination, gay couples from becoming a family through surrogacy, unless the surrogate was married, and would even prevent a widow from being inseminated with her dead husband’s sperm or their embryos.
This is another direct attack on all families in Virginia. Please help us send a message to Del. Marshall today.
Send an email to Del. Marshall urging him to withdraw this misguided bill.
Here is the full text:
HB 187 Unmarried women; prohibition on provision of certain intervening medical technology.
Prohibition on the provision of certain intervening medical technology to unmarried women. No individual licensed by a health regulatory board shall assist with or perform any intervening medical technology, whether in vivo or in vitro, for or on an unmarried woman that completely or partially replaces sexual intercourse as the means of conception, including, but not limited to, artificial insemination by donor, cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, invitro fertilization, embryo transfer, gamete intrafallopian tube transfer, and low tubal ovum transfer.
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