A West Virginia legislative committee has advanced a resolution that would amend the state’s constitution to restrict abortion rights.
The measure, which requires two-thirds approval by both the state Senate and House, as well as a voter referendum, moved forward on Monday after the state Senate Judiciary Committee approved it, West Virginia’s Metro News reported.
The proposed amendment, introduced on Thursday, would assert that “Nothing in this constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.
“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.”
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