Delegate Jennifer McClellan offered a floor substitution that would have made the bill do what Del. Marshall and his allies claim its is intended to do: create a cause of action for wrongful death suits in cases where a fetus dies. The House leadership rejected the substitution.
Floor substitute bill offered by @JennMcClellanVA to narrow scope of #HB1 to just wrongful death suits is ruled “not germane” by House.
Del. Marshall also asked the House not to consider an amendment offered by Delegate Vivian Watts that would have added clarification that the bill would not impact the legality of forms of birth control like the pill and IUDs. A similar exception is already in the language of the bill to exempt in vitro fertilization.
Del. Vivian Watts (Fairfax) discussing ways #HB1 as written could be used to attack access to common forms of birth control like pill & IUDs