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  •  my bad....12 hours if you're not attended by a Doc (none)
    Yes, only 12 hours if you have a miscarriage at home or wherever and don't make it to the hospital....

    When a fetal death occurs without medical attendance, it shall be the woman's responsibility to report the death to the law-enforcement agency in the jurisdiction of which the delivery occurs within 12 hours after the delivery. A violation of this section shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

    That's right, ladies. Call the cops. Report a miscarriage. It's the first thing on your mind when you're in the middle of losing your baby, of course. Yet another reason why I call it the Fascist State of Virginia.

    HB 1677 Fetal death; report by mother, penalty.

    Again, thank goodness this bill was withdrawn. Looks like DKos had a hand in getting it withdrawn:
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/1/11/0146/66450

    "People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

    by rioduran on Sun Sep 11, 2005 at 09:39:58 PM PDT

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