January 27, 2023

Carpool Lanes in Virginia Expected to Recognize a Fetus as a Passenger if New Bill Passes

Carpool lanes in Virginia may probably acknowledge fetuses as passengers when figuring out occupancy.

In accordance to Virginia’s HB 1894,  a “pregnant woman shall be considered two people for the purposes of determining occupancy” when driving in excessive occupancy toll lanes throughout Virginia.

“Proof of pregnancy” will want to be offered to the Transportation Division if the invoice is handed.

A toll assortment machine, such as an E-Z Cross, would then retailer this data.

Professional-choice activists fear that the state’s so-called “personhood” legal guidelines will undermine abortion entry.

Since Virginia’s state legislature is at present divided between the Republican-controlled Home of Delegates and the Democratic-controlled Senate, the invoice is unlikely to go.

For the primary time since Roe v. Wade was overturned final June, Virginia’s Basic Meeting is anticipated to talk about abortion rules.

Republicans in Virginia launched a invoice on Wednesday that may outlaw abortions carried out after 15 weeks of being pregnant.