RICHMOND, Va. — A Republican supermajority has muscled two of the
most restrictive anti-abortion bills in years through the Virginia
House, including one that would all but outlaw the procedure in the
state by declaring that the rights of persons apply from the moment
sperm and egg unite.
The bills passed over bitter yet futile objections from
Democrats. And one GOP delegate caused the House to ripple when he said
most abortions come as “matters of lifestyle convenience.”