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West Virginia Passes Sweeping Abortion Ban

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West Virginia Passes Sweeping Abortion Ban

West Virginia Passes Sweeping Abortion Ban

West Virginia , Passes Sweeping , Abortion Ban.

On September 16, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a bill into law that prohibits nearly all abortions with few exceptions.

On September 16, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a bill into law that prohibits nearly all abortions with few exceptions.

I've done exactly what I said I would do -- I've signed it, Jim Justice, West Virginia Governor, via CNN.

CNN reports that the ban, which includes exceptions for certain medical situations or cases of rape or incest, goes into effect immediately.

Criminal penalties associated with the bill will begin to take effect in 90 days.

House Bill 302 makes West Virginia the second state to pass restrictive legislation on abortion rights following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v.

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House Bill 302 makes West Virginia the second state to pass restrictive legislation on abortion rights following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v.

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I said over and over and over that I stand strongly for life.

But I also said we have to have reasonable, reasonable and logical exceptions, Jim Justice, West Virginia Governor, via CNN.

I said over and over and over that I stand strongly for life.

But I also said we have to have reasonable, reasonable and logical exceptions, Jim Justice, West Virginia Governor, via CNN.

There's people that are going -- on either side -- that are probably not going to get everything and anything that they wanted, Jim Justice, West Virginia Governor, via CNN.

There's people that are going -- on either side -- that are probably not going to get everything and anything that they wanted, Jim Justice, West Virginia Governor, via CNN.

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic's director of public affairs, Alisa Clements, argues that the bill , "will be deadly for the people of our state.".

The limited exceptions in this bill are so narrow and so tightly restricted that it will make it extremely difficult for people in vulnerable situations β€” including minors and survivors of sexual assault β€” to get the care they need, Alisa Clements, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic's director of public affairs, via CNN.

The limited exceptions in this bill are so narrow and so tightly restricted that it will make it extremely difficult for people in vulnerable situations β€” including minors and survivors of sexual assault β€” to get the care they need, Alisa Clements, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic's director of public affairs, via CNN


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