March 4, 2020

West Virginia Passes Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

On Monday, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act into law. The bill is similar to a federal senate bill that failed to reach the 60 votes required to be called to a vote. The law mandates that babies born alive during an attempted abortion be provided "the same degree" of medical care that would be provided “to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”

According to the Associated Press, Gov. Justice said it was, “unbelievable, to tell you the truth, that we have to do such a thing. So today we’re going to put a stake in the sand that says for us, for us at least we stand for life and we stand for the right stuff.”

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