West Virginia Bill Regarding Child Abuse Penalties (HB 2710)
This law was last updated on Sep 11, 2018
HB 2710 would include “unborn child” and “fetus” in the state statute setting criminal penalties for child neglect resulting in death.
Under this bill, a parent of guardian would be guilty of a felony if such neglect results in the death of an “unborn child” or fetus that has reached 24 weeks gestation. A conviction would result in a fine of $,1000 to $5,000 and/or imprisonment anywhere from three to fifteen years.