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Abortion Clinic Drops Challenge to WV State’s Abortion Law

April 17th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said the Women’s Health Center of West Virginia has dropped its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s abortion law.  “This issue is very near and dear to my heart. As your first pro-life Attorney General, I stand firm in the belief that it is our duty to protect innocent life—we need to save as many innocent babies’ lives as legally possible,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “I am proud to stand for the most vulnerable of our society and the sanctity of life.”  The lawsuit was filed by the Women’s Health Center of West Virginia against the president and secretary of the West Virginia Board of Medicine. The Attorney General intervened on behalf of the state to defend the new abortion statute. The clinic filed a notice of voluntary dismissal at the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in Charleston on Monday.  “My office stands ready to defend this clearly constitutional law to the fullest should this lawsuit be refiled, or against any other legal challenge,” Attorney General Morrisey said.