WV Legislature Passes Protections for Unborn Children Throughout Pregnancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2022

Contact: Mary Owens, [email protected]

Effective Today; Thousands of Lives Will Be Saved

Washington, D.C. – Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America reacted to the West Virginia Legislature’s passing strong pro-life protections. This legislation protects unborn children from the earliest stages of life and throughout pregnancy, including exceptions for rape, incest, and medical emergencies, while also strengthening protections against discriminatory abortions.

“West Virginians have been committed to protecting unborn children and mothers from the horrors of abortion and now, in the Dobbs era, they have passed legislation to do just that. HB 302 is a strong pro-life bill that will protect babies and ensure mothers can get the care they need in the heartbreaking situation of an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or medical emergency – just like every other state with pro-life protections in place,” said Caitlin Connors, southern regional director for SBA Pro-Life America. “While the abortion industry ran to the courts to block West Virginia’s protections for life, the legislature has now made clear the will of the people in the Mountain State is with unborn babies and their moms. This law will save thousands of lives in West Virginia.”

Since the Dobbs decision, more than a dozen states have taken action to protect life, with the potential to save more than 200,000 lives.

Charlotte Lozier Institute legal and medical analysis shows that all 23 states with strong pro-life laws currently on the books allow necessary and timely medical treatment for miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and other procedures necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.


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