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Justice Adds Abortion Policy to Special Session

July 26th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Governor Jim Justice announced abortion policy has been added to the call for the legislative special session that got underway Monday, although the governor did not yet provide a bill or state specific policies to be considered.  West Virginia’s criminal abortion statute dates back to the 1800s and is the current subject of a court battle. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that rolled back national abortion rights sent the issue to state governments. The updated call only says the special session now will clarify and modernize the abortion-related laws currently existing as part of the West Virginia Code…