Virginia: Have a Miscarriage, Go to Jail
Virginia is seeking to criminalize the non-reporting of a miscarriage . The bill is H.B. 1677 and it provides:
"When a fetal death occurs without medical attendance, it shall be the woman's responsibility to report the death to the law-enforcement agency in the jurisdiction of which the delivery occurs within 12 hours after the delivery. A violation of this section shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor."
Democcracy for Virgina responds:
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