|Preceded by Joyce Crouch|
Name Kathy Byron
Political party Republican
Role American Politician
Spouse John Byron
Party Republican Party
|Born September 5, 1953 (age 62)
Abingdon, Pennsylvania (1953 -09-05) |
Children Amy Manzi, John Byron Jr., Joe Byron
Committees Science and Technology (Chair) Commerce and Labor Finance
Right-Wing Del. Kathy Byron Rants About Women's March, Pink Hats
Kathy J. Byron (born September 5, 1953) is an American politician. Since 1998 she has been a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 22nd district in the Virginia Piedmont, consisting of parts of Bedford, Campbell and Franklin Counties and the city of Lynchburg.
House of Delegates
In February 2012, she sponsored HB462, a bill that would require that Virginia women seeking an abortion would have to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound, without her written consent and even if it is against the wishes of her doctor.
After the controversy caused by passing of this bill by Virginia representatives, Governor Bob McDonnell amended the bill to include language that would require the written consent of the woman seeking an abortion, and would also require only a transabdominal ultrasound. However, Rep. Byron urged rejection of the amendment on its grounds that a transvaginal ultrasound is an invasive procedure because, “If we want to talk about invasiveness, there's nothing more invasive than the procedure that she is about to have," she said, referring to her belief that abortions harm viable persons within the womb.
In January 2017, she propose HB2108, a bill that would restrict municipalities to expand beyond their current footprint and from building and offering broadband to those within the municipalities.