The House of Delegates has given final approval to what’s been called the “Personhood” bill, despite dire predictions from its opponents. The bill’s real test lies ahead in the Senate, where it has died in the past when Demcrats held control. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
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The bill would grant legal rights of “personhood” to a human embryo at the moment of conception. Sponsors say it creates a legal remedy for parents whose unborn child is killed by a negligent or criminal act. Opponents say the bill could bar women from abortions or even some forms of contraception and creates a myriad of unforeseen consequences.
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