Ban on Killing Babies Born Alive During Failed Abortion Becomes Law in West Virginia


West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice

‘Today we’re going to put a stake in the sand that says for us, for us at least we stand for life and we stand for the right stuff’.

By Calvin Freiburger

West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice signed legislation Monday banning the killing of infants who survive attempted abortions, a state-level version of an effort which remains stalled nationally.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act requires abortionists to administer basic medical treatment to children delivered alive after failed abortions. Violators would face discipline from their medical licensing board, up to and including potential revocation of their license. < continue reading

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