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West Virginia Governor Justice plans special session on abortion law as soon as possible, following Morrisey opinion and Kanawha lawsuit

By David Beard, The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday that a special session to clarify state abortion law will come “very very very soon.”

His statement comes on the heels of a Thursday memorandum from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey detailing the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade, and a lawsuit filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court challenging state abortion law dating back to 1863.

Justice said he spoke with Morrisey about the memorandum. “I wholeheartedly agree we need to move faster and we need to move for further and more detailed clarification,” he said

He wants legislative leaders to get their materials in order so they can agree on the soonest possible date for the special session. Recent special sessions have been called to align with legislative interim meetings, when everyone is already in Charleston. The next set of meetings will be July 24-26…

To read more: https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/06/30/gov-justice-plans-special-session-on-abortion-law-as-soon-as-possible-following-morrisey-opinion-and-kanawha-lawsuit/

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