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West Virginia Senate resolution targets Medicaid funding for abortion


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A resolution, passed in the state Senate, would call on voters to decide whether Medicaid funding of abortions should remain or if that authority should be given to lawmakers through a proposed constitutional amendment.

Last week, the West Virginia Senate passed SJR 12 in a 25-9 vote.

”The purpose of this resolution is to acknowledge that the people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother,” the bill’s summary said.

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