I'm telling you, the next four years are gonna be fucked up.
HB 1677 Fetal death; report by mother, penalty.
John A. Cosgrove
Summary as introduced:
Provides that when a fetal death occurs without medical attendance, it shall be the woman's responsibility to report the death to the proper law-enforcement agency within 12 hours of the delivery. Violation of this section shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.
I found this via an email linking back to this blog (which has a lot of really good info on it, including a comparison of this "crime" to other "Class 1 misdemeanors"...check it out).
What to do now? If you live in Virginia:
Call, write, email this idiot and tell him to knock it off.
Figure out who your delegate and senator are and call, write, email them and have *them* tell that idiot to knock it off.
I'm totally creeped out, and I'm not even a girl.
(now playing: We Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Animals)