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West Virginia Governor Signs Near-Total Ban on Abortion into Law

HeadlineSep 19, 2022

West Virginia Republican Governor Jim Justice has signed a near-total ban on abortion, making his state the second to outlaw abortion care since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June. Under West Virginia’s new law, licensed providers can lose their medical licenses if they perform banned abortions, while unlicensed providers could face felony charges and up to a decade in prison. There are very limited exemptions for “medical emergencies” or if a pregnant person can prove they’re a survivor of rape or incest.

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