I don't live in Virginia so I can't really say much about it, but I do agree that it's a heavy handed move.
However, for most of you, as well as myself, this is mostly a mental exercise. It 's not like most of you will have to worry about this. This is also a contentious topic for me because I am Pro-Life. But, like most reasonable people with my stance, there are limits. If the pregnancy is going to harm the mother to be in ways that could be crippling, like weakened immune systems and the like, then yes, as sad as it is, the baby has to go. That's my stance.
Thing is, nowadays, abortion is being used as problem remover. It's easy, it's convenient and it's relatively safe. In fact it's so risk-free that idiots are using it willy-nilly. I personally know of three girls who have had several to get rid of oopses. One even mentioned that she hates the feel of condoms. Not that she's allergic to them, just finds them unfun. And I'm pretty sure she doesn't know of any other contraceptive methods. I think she's on her seventh, last I heard? Close to that, at any rate.
And it's not just teens who do it. There are career women who do it because it's inconvenient. Not painful, no just in the way. Which brings up an issue I have with a fair amount of the Pro-Choice camp is that it's all about 'Me!' Screw everyone else, it's all about them. The fact that it takes two to tango. Or that the baby didn't have much choice in the matter. Nope, if it's inconvenient, it's gone!
Now admittedly most young men in their teens and twenties would probably be relieved, if the girl the that accidentally got pregnant got rid of it (which is pretty damn sad too) but I know of one incident where the boyfriend was, admittedly, nervous and upset that they screwed up. But he wanted the child, even his mother offered to take the baby, if the girl didn't want it (I understood that she didn't.) However, behind his back and apparently in secrecy, she got an abortion. Because it's her body, and fuck everyone else. She even tried to keep him as a boyfriend. I know that he killed himself about, I think, a month later. She mourned him all of three days and jumped some other boy. I moved out of the neighbourhood shortly there after. I do know that whenever his mother sees her or her own mother on the street, as they lived in the same general area, she screams,"I want my son back!" and then walks away. Got to see that a couple of times. Not pleasant.
Now for those of you who might be allergic to various contraception methods, learn to talk to your doctor. I know for a fact that back in 1991 there were medical ways to do it. Unless of course, we've all slipped back 30 years in medical technology. Nowadays I don't know anymore.
In the end though, is it right for any governmental body to get involved? No, it is not, but what can you do when self-centered irresponsibility effectively kills thousands of embryos every day?