W.Va. Governor Promises to Veto Another "Fetal Pain" Bill

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A lobbyist for West Virginians for life says he is four signatures away from forcing Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to call a special session dealing with the fetal pain bill.

Governor Tomblin vetoed the bill, that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, during the regular legislative session earlier this year.

The Governor says the bill is unconstitutional. He promises to veto it again.

Thursday, the Governor said in a statement:

"As I stated on March 28, the language contained in House Bill 4588 is unconstitutional. I encourage legislators not to call themselves into a special session to revisit the same issue. Should members of the Legislature take the same action again, I will again veto the bill. As I also said on March 28, I am proud of my pro-life record, and I would be happy to work with members of the Legislature during the 2015 regular session to pass a bill that is constitutional."


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