There is really good news today, but not great news just yet. Allow us to update you on the status of West Virginia’s House Bill 4588 titled The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
HB4588 would be a new law making abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy illegal in West Virginia except in rare, emergency cases where the mother’s life would be endangered. As we reported last week the Pain-Capable Act passed the House of Delegates last week on a resounding 79-to-17 vote after some creative maneuvering by the minority party to get the stalled bill moving again. This is a historic occasion because it’s the first time in West Virginia’s history that an abortion-limiting bill has passed either House of our Legislature…[read more]