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West Virginia Bill Regarding the ‘Unborn Victims of Violence Act’ (HB 2917)

This law was last updated on Oct 30, 2017


This law is Anti–Choice

State

West Virginia

Number

HB 2917

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 10, 2017

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 7
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 8

Topics

Fetal Homicide, Personhood

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.wv.us

HB 2917 would change the name of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act to the Unborn Victims of Domestic Abuse Act.

Under the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, a pregnant woman and the embryo or fetus she is carrying in the womb constitute separate and distinct victims, wth the exception of “acts or omissions of a pregnant woman with respect to the embryo, or fetus she is carrying”.

This bill would amend this exception to read “acts or omissions of a pregnant woman with respect to the embryo, fetus, or person she is carrying.”

 


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