By WENDY HOLDREN
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several bills were passed or referred out Thursday by House and Senate Committees. Here’s a look at some of the bills.
The House Health and Human Resources Committee passed a bill Thursday to eliminate Medicaid coverage of abortions.
Barbara Evans Fleischauer, D-Monongalia, brought up a number of issues, including instances of rape or incest. Counsel said the current version of the bill does not allow for coverage of abortions, even in such instances.
She also asked if a woman’s drug use, even to the point of causing physical impairment to the fetus, could be deemed an emergency. Counsel said no.
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