I am not a politics blog. I rarely post about politics, or even current events for that matter. I figure there are so many people out there who already do it, who write things a million times better then my said sorry one brain cell ever could. I'm not a confrontational person anyway, so I'm no fun. However, this really irked me, and I don't even live in this state.

Report of fetal death by mother; penalty. 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 misdemeanors.

Yeah. You read it right. If representative John A. Cosgrove has his way, all women in Virgina who have a miscarries and do not report it to the police within 12 hours get a $2,500 fine and get to go to jail for 12 months. Hurray!

Don't believe me? Oh then by all means, read all about it.

I'm livid and completely disgusted. First of all - this issue is so far removed from being the government or authorities business that it is like letting your three year old pay your household bills. Something that should never happen in a million years. Nobody has the right to ask a woman to report something this personal and tragic to them, and then threaten them will jail and fines if they don't. Why don't you just kick her in the stomach and see if you can make her barren? The feeling either way is going to be the same.

Second, what is this blantant disregard for people and their rights? Why is it that people in office want to view people - not just here in America, but everywhere - as cattle and don't even put a thought into the fact that their humans, and deserve rights and respect?

Are these people so uneducated that they don't even realize what a miscarrage usually contains? Do they even know when they happen, how often they happen, or why? This bill is just horrid and offensive, you can't call it anything else.

Thanks to Dr. Laura's Worst Nightmare for this

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