February 23, 2012 13 Comments
Remember way back to a couple days ago when Virginia was going to require an invasive (‘transvaginal’) ultrasound before abortion? This, you’ll recall, was basically the sole reason that Jim Henley staunchly and logically refuses to live in a hellish backwater like Fairfax County, Virginia rather than a place that is totally and completely different in every way such as Montgomery County, Maryland. Merely the prospect of it happening (remember, he must have made this principled no-Virginia decision well before the proposed law even came up, but at the same time it was enough that he knew it – or something like it – was coming, which is why he chose Maryland and spurned Virginia you see) singlehandedly threatened to affect the experience of living in Fairfax County - for people like Jim Henley (bloggers, accounting analysts) - that much.
Well, now they’re not going to require a transvaginal ultrasound before abortion. Does this mean Jim Henley would now be free to move from Silver Spring to, like, McLean if he felt like it, got a decent enough bid on his current place from a French diplomat, noticed a bigger place on the market in a better school district, or whatever? I mean what I’m wondering is: does this signal the all-clear for Virginia as a safe place for the Jim Henleys of the world to consider residing in? The internet waits with bated breath.
P.S. For the record, I was against the proposal too.