So the Virginia legislature has decided there are no more pressing issues than may or may not be going on up in our ladybusiness. Nothing else that might require their attention.
I’ll mention the now-infamous-and-probably-dead ultrasound bill just so I can link to this picture of a thousand people silently protesting.
But what I really want to talk about is the personhood bill. RESOLVE, as you might expect, opposes it as they do all
bullshit egg-person bills.
What’s interesting about this iteration of a terrible idea is the naked hypocrisy. From the RESOLVE press release:
“The reason we’re here today is because Delegate Robert Marshall, the sponsor of this bill, contacted RESOLVE yesterday and he said that Section 7 of HB1 specifically exempts infertility treatment. After thorough investigation we believe he is wrong and the public needs to know it,” said Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s Executive Director.
Yes, you read that right. This bill attempts to exempt infertility treatment. According to these
assholes wackaloons yahoos state legislators, a fertilized egg is a person with rights. Except when that fertilized egg has been created specifically to have a chance to grow into a baby. Those fertilized eggs are not people. Makes perfect sense.
- If I’m poor and I didn’t have my egg fertilized in a lab on purpose but instead inside my fallopian tube after a condom broke, well, that fertilized egg is just as good as a bouncing baby with all the rights and privileges of a citizen of these United States.
- But if I’m rich, and had several eggs fertilized in a lab after years of agony at not being able to create a person, those fertilized eggs are not people.