Justice: Legal Proceedings On Abortion Law Need To Complete Before Special Session

It may take months before clarification comes on West Virginia’s conflicting abortion laws.

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W.Va. Attorney General Files Motion To Stay Injunction Halting Abortion Law

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a motion Tuesday for a stay of a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of a state abortion law. If granted, the stay would be in place until the courts can decide on an appeal of the injunction.

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Justice: May Be Two Months To Call Special Session On Abortion Law

During his Tuesday coronavirus briefing, Gov. Jim Justice called the court injunction blocking enforcement of a 19th century law making abortions a felony — ‘political theater.’

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W.Va. Abortion And Disabilities Act Takes Effect

Titled “The Unborn Child With Down Syndrome Protection and Education Act,” the law prohibits licensed medical professionals from performing abortions if the fetus has a disability, unless there is a medical emergency or there is a non-medically viable fetus.

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