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Justice to Call Special Session on Abortion in WV

July 1st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said Thursday he will make good on his promise to call lawmakers back to Charleston for a special session on West Virginia abortion rights. On Wednesday night, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released a memorandum saying that an abortion law in the West Virginia State Code from the 1800s is enforceable. That law is older than the state and would make abortion a felony in West Virginia.  After consulting with legislators and the state’s legal team, Justice said he is prepared to move forward…