Jan 22, 2021 – 01:30 pm .- Virginia bishops opposed a invoice permitting for taxpayer-funded abortion protection that handed the state senate on Friday. The invoice, SB 1276, would allow abortion protection for any motive in medical insurance plans on Virginia’s taxpayer-funded well being trade. The invoice was launched on Jan. 12 and cleared a senate committee on Mon., January 18. On Friday afternoon, the Senate authorized the invoice by a 20-17 vote alongside get together strains—on the forty eighth anniversary of the Supreme Courtroom’s Roe v. Wade resolution that legalized abortion nationwide. Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington and Bishop Barry Knestout of Richmond said their “deep disappointment” with the vote. “Abortion is just not well being care; it ends lives as an alternative of therapeutic them,” the bishops stated.