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West Virginia constitutional amendment on abortion heads to November ballot


Charleston Gazette-Mail

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “No Constitutional Right to Abortion Amendment” will appear on the November general election ballot in the Mountain State.

The West Virginia House of Delegates, with more than the two-thirds majority needed, decided Monday to ask voters whether the following sentence should be added to the state constitution: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.”

The Senate had already voted in favor of the resolution. It passed the House 73-25, with the following Democrats voting with Republicans in favor: Brent Boggs, D-Braxton; Andrew Byrd, D-Kanawha; Kenneth Hicks, D-Wayne; Shirley Love, D-Fayette; Chad Lovejoy, D-Cabell; Dana Lynch, D-Webster; Ricky Moore, D-Raleigh; Ralph Rodighiero, D-Logan; Robert Thompson, D-Wayne.

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