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House passes abortion resolution; West Virginia voters will make final decision during general election in November


The Register-Herald

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — After two hours of debate on the House floor, delegates passed a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion in a 73-25 vote.

The measure, Senate Joint Resolution 12, amends language to say nothing in the state constitution secures or protects a woman’s right to an abortion, and does not require state funding of abortions.

The resolution, passed by the Senate early last month, required two-thirds approval from each chamber for passage. The resolution does not require Gov. Jim Justice’s signature.

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