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WV Legislature Fails to Come to Consensus on Abortion

August 2nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Republican-led West Virginia Legislature did not come to a consensus on a bill that would ban abortions with some exceptions, leaving the procedure legal in the state for now. The Senate  voted 21-10 to return the bill with its amendments to the House, which had passed a different version. That chamber declined to accept the changes late on Friday, adjourning without announcing a time to reconvene. Abortion was one of two issues addressed in the special session including Governor Jim Justice’ proposed income tax cut. Justice took offense to some in the media suggesting his last minute inclusion of the abortion issue in special session was a political maneuver…