Virginia's 'personhood' bill is latest front in the culture war
February 19th, 2012
04:16 PM ET
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Virginia's 'personhood' bill is latest front in the culture war

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - In the Virginia House of Delegates, Republican Robert Marshall is a longtime abortion opponent who has tried repeatedly to pass legislation in his state that would give rights to the unborn.

This year, on his third try, Marshall just might get his wish, and that has advocates for women's reproductive rights concerned.


Filed under: Abortion • Virginia
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. GI Joe.

    All men - AGAIN -

    They just want to control women.

    February 19, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. Jane

    Not one female in the picture. What are all these men so afraid of?

    February 19, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. American

    Just as the GOP candidates don't understand, women & the majority of Americans do not want this intrusive Big government in our private lives. Conservatives in Mississippi even voted down the "personhood" overreach. Rightly so.

    February 19, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  4. don in albuquerque

    It just boggles the mind that in 2012 we would even be discussing things like this. Watch out America, if they can succeed with this, next will be womens votes, then womens right to own property, and bam we are back at Salem . Make no mistake this is not about religion, or compassion, or even just doing what is right--this is about taking back control these fat old white guys feel they have lost. They ARE the abortion.

    February 19, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  5. DorisV

    This is just nonsense. Until a fetus is breathing and outside of a woman's body, it is not qualified to be a person. It is no more a person than a "corporation". Even though the idiots of the supreme court have declared them so. Several states are on board with saying this ruling must go. Keep the idiots out of women's rights.

    February 19, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  6. gate

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.

    They are trying to make their religious belief into law. It will be struck down.

    February 19, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  7. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    I have an idea, why not declare all sperm cells as being ALIVE therefore when they are put in places where it is impossible to come in contact with an egg and then die it will be called murder. That would end all different types of practices that some would call enjoyable that do not possibly lead to procreation. I'm sure even a far right winger like Santorum would be against something that extreme. Then again maybe NOT.

    February 19, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  8. logicnLA

    Enough! We must stop laws based on religous and moral beliefs from takig away our civil freedoms.

    February 19, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |