A. Barton Hinkle on Virginia's Personhood Bill


Republicans in Richmond should not be terribly proud that they are one small step above Nancy Pelosi. "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it," Pelosi said about Obamacare in 2010. GOP lawmakers evidently did not know, until it was pointed out to them by noted medical experts such as comedian Jon Stewart, what was in the ultrasound bill they were poised to pass last week. Even the legislation's sponsor, State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, admitted she had "no concept" about the true extent of her bill, writes A. Barton Hinkle, and she wasn't sure she believed it after being told.