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Abortion Protesters Gather at W.Va. Capitol

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emotions ran high Tuesday at the Capitol as the state Senate took up a controversial late-term abortion ban proposal.

The bill does not allow any abortions after 20 weeks.

Many doctors have raised concerns because it does not include an exception for non-viable fetuses.

The group WV FREE protested the bill outside of Senate chambers. Its members say women and their doctors should be making these decisions -- not lawmakers.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Health Committee passed the bill.

It reduced the criminal charges against doctors who break the law from a felony to a misdemeanor.

The bill now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee.


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