Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Virginian Miscarriage Bill Withdrawn

Apparently, sending angry e-mails works sometimes. A few posts ago I wrote about a bill in Virginia that would have made a woman report a miscarriage within 12 hours. Well, he's been getting a lot of heat for it and has withdrawn it. Here's the article. Here's an excerpt:
RICHMOND — A Chesapeake lawmaker withdrew a bill on Monday that would have required women to report fetal deaths, after he received more than 500 e-mails from people concerned that the measure would punish women who have miscarriages.

Opposition to the bill, HB1677, was generated by “blogs,” personal Web sites set up by individuals who post information and encourage discussion about topics of interest to them.

Del. John A. Cosgrove, R-Chesapeake, was shaken by the speed and volume of the response as word of his bill traveled across the country via the Internet.

“I’ve never been blogged before,” he said. “The tone of the e-mails has been disgusting. It’s, 'You’re a horrible person. You ought to be crucified.’ And those were the nice ones.”

Thanks to Americablog for the tip.


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