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Abortion Ban Sits in Senate – Originally posted 02/27/14

HB 4588, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, advanced out of the House of Delegates, earlier this week, with a 79-17 vote.
 
Allen Whitt, president of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, supports the bill; but, he admitted, he’s surprised the proposal has made it this far in the 2014 Regular Legislative Session.
 
“We are very pleased and surprised that we were able to, kind of, force the hand a little bit of the majority party,” said Whitt.  Earlier this month, an attempt to bring the proposal directly to the House floor failed on a close vote, but — because of that attempt and the involvement of West Virginians For Life — picked up momentum.