Yesterday morning the bill, SB 817, patroned by Senator Richard Stuart (R-28, Montross), narrowly squeaked by in a House Transportation sub-committee by a 4-3 vote, all while Planned Parenthood and the ACLU sat in the room surely wondering why they can't kill this bill. As Senator Ken Cuccinelli (R-37, Fairfax), the author of the bill's Choose Life amendment, left the sub-committee, he asked the chairman, Delegate Edward Scott (R-30, Culpeper), if he should be present for the full Transportation Committee hearing of the bill. Delegate Scott said he should. Thus, the long, twisted, slow slog to get such a simple, commonsense, popular and practical policy passed continues (see here). The saga, as the old television announcers would say, goes on.
However, its prospects in the House still should be good. It can and should pass — and it will — with your help. Make your voices heard so we can allow Virginians to publicly show their support for life, while providing a greater source of funding for pregnancy resource centers — not to mention seeing the continued exasperation of Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the ACLU. That alone is worth the price of admission, and it's an easy price to pay:
Simply contact members of the House Transportation Committee (click here for the committee's contact information) and tell them you want them to vote for Choose Life plates.
Then, before too long, we can brighten Virginia's roads with a positive message of life. Annoying limousine and other assorted liberals simply would be a delightful coincidence.