The women of Virginia are presently being threatened with what has to be the most appalling and inappropriate invasion of privacy I have ever heard of in my entire life.
Representative John A. Cosgrove [(R) House District-78] has introduced Bill HB1677, under which innocent women who suffer a miscarriage at any stage in their pregnancy will be required to report said miscarriage, along with a list of personal information, to police within 24 hours of the event. If they do not, they face prosecution on misdemeanor charges.
I am enraged, but I have lost a child through miscarriage. How Representative Cosgrove could propose to do such things to a woman who has just lost a baby, I have no idea. Obviously he is unbalanced and unfit to hold office. I do urge the residents of Virginia to take legal action, if possible, to remove this man from office.
If you live in the state of Virginia, please read this weblog entry for instructions on how you can help stop this bill.
If you are interested in expressing your opinions directly to the man responsible for this bill, here is his contact information:
Delegate John A. Cosgrove
General Assembly Building, Room 416
Richmond, Virginia 23219
P.O. Box 15483
Chesapeake, Virginia 23328
If you live outside Virginia, please pass along this information (if you have a weblog, please link to the specific information on Democracy for Virgina) so that we can reach other women and make them aware of this legislation.