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Virginia Democrats Force Vote on Abortion Bill

“Virginia Democrats have spent the 2024 legislative session blocking most bills that would limit abortion access in the state, but one effort was allowed to advance to the full House floor Monday and political intrigue followed,” Virginia Public Radio reports.

“Delegate Tim Griffin (R) brought the bill which would block state funds from being spent on abortion in any circumstances, including rape, incest or the life of the mother.”

“Griffin’s plea came after House Democrats purposefully put the bill on the floor to get a recorded vote on the controversial issue. Griffin tried to amend the effort Monday by adding those exceptions, claiming he meant to put them there originally, and putting it in line with the Hyde Amendment which blocks federal taxpayer abortion coverage with those exceptions. But the Democratic majority denied him that amendment.”

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