“It's unconstitutional,” said Virgin, a second-year law student and freshman legislator. “It violates Roe v. Wade. I support a woman's right to choose. I am very much in favor of other avenues of preventing abortion. I don't think this is an effective way to prevent abortions if that is the goal here. Comprehensive sex education is the way to go in public schools. Students need to know all the options. ... I don't think that restricting a woman's right to choose is the way to do it.”
Similar to Nebraska law
Peterson said her bill is patterned after a Nebraska measure that took effect last year. No lawsuits have been filed against that law, she said.
“This is a bill that has caught up with scientific evidence,” Peterson said. “Thirty-
If it passes, it would take effect Nov. 1.
Just before the vote,
“Maybe that was helpful,” she said.