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West Virginia Democrats Kill Bill Banning Abortions After 20

Post by Keli on Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:07 pm

West Virginia Democrats Kill Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

by West Virginians for Life | Charleston, WV | LifeNews.com | 2/12/14 2:46

The leadership of the West Virginia House of Delegates failed to protect
unborn babies from suffering excruciating pain during abortions here in the
state of West Virginia.

They voted against an opportunity to act on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child
Protection Act in the House chamber on Tuesday, February 11.

Minority Leader Tim Armstead (R-Kanawha) made the motion to Discharge the
Committee and bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to the
floor of the House.  The vote to Discharge the Committee failed 48 to 48.
The vote was along party lines with the Republicans voting for the bill and
two Democrats crossing over to vote for it: Delegates Jeff Eldridge
(D-Lincoln) and Ricky Moye (D-Raleigh).

The vote occurred while the galleries were packed full of hundreds of
members of West Virginians for Life, who were there for their Annual
Pro-Life Rally and Day at the Legislature.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would protect unborn children
from abortion after 20 weeks, based on scientific evidence that the baby can
experience great pain by that point.

"Sadly, we have not acted here in West Virginia to protect our babies from
the pain of abortion," said Wanda Franz, President of WVFL.

The bill has passed in ten states and in the U.S. House of Representatives.
All three members of the West Virginia delegation voted in favor of it.

John Carey, Legislative Coordinator for WVFL, said, "It is a shame that not
one other Democrat was willing to vote to save the lives of babies, who
continue to suffer here in West Virginia."

[TKH: We will remember in November!]

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