Representative John Cosgrove has recently introduced a bill to the Virginia legislature that will make it a misdemeanor crime for any woman who's experienced a miscarriage - at any stage of gestation - to fail to report that miscarriage to local law enforcement personnel within twelve hours.UNBELIEVEABLE.
Most people that have miscarriages are upset - dare I say devastated - by the loss. And now they have to tell the police about it? Hello???? Most women don't announce pregnancies until after the first trimester because miscarriages are so common. And now, under this law, if they fail to report one it's a crime?
We should all be outraged that someone would even think up such a thing. This has nothing to do with being pro- or anti- choice. It has nothing to do with "blue" or "red". It's sheer idiocy.