No IVF Treatments, Fetuses in Foster Care: The Unintended Consequences of Virginia’s Personhood Law

A law passed by the Virginia House of Delegates this week that would grant the same rights to a fertilized egg as to a person is provoking both silly and serious concerns over its unintended consequences.

On the more serious side, pro-choice group NARAL warned that changing the definition of the word “person” throughout Virginia’s laws could have any number of consequences, some that are all but impossible to predict:

Unfortunately, not only would this bill lay the foundation to ban abortion and contraception, it could also wreak havoc on other areas of the law. The word

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