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Justice Waiting for official action before responding to possible Roe v. Wade overturn

May 10th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A draft saying that the U.S. Supreme Court is planning to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked a week ago, spurring concerns across the country that the right to an abortion could be extremely limited or eliminated for women in several states. With the national decision no longer dictating West Virginia’s abortion laws, most believe the right-leaning state would likely see quick restrictions.  Although there are only two working abortion facilities in West Virginia, it is estimated that abortions in the state would decline by 15.5% if Roe v. Wade were overturned. Protests against the case being overturned have already been held across the state, but polls indicate that most West Virginians and lawmakers are in favor of restricting abortion. Governor Jim Justice was asked if he plans to call a special session of the General Assembly to prepare to deal with the issue if and when Roe v. Wade is reversed…