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Vote YES on Amendment 1 WV – Prevent your tax dollars from paying for abortions!2018-11-13T13:03:44-05:00

Constitutional Amendment 1 to Stop State Funding of Abortion

This year, the West Virginia Legislature passed a proposed constitutional amendment, which will be on the ballot at the November election.  Please vote for Amendment 1 which says: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.”  Its purpose is to neutralize our state constitution on the issue of abortion and allow the state legislature to exercise its appropriate responsibility for control over the funding of abortion.

The state of West Virginia never changed the WV law banning abortion following the federal Supreme Court’s abortion decisions in 1973.  Women received abortions in WV under the federal constitutional provision found in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Then in 1993, the Panepinto Decision “found” the requirement of government funding of abortion in the WV Constitution. 

The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in 1980 in Harris v. McRae that the Court’s 1973 abortion decisions created a right to abortion, not a government entitlement, under the federal constitution. Since then, federal Medicaid dollars have been limited to the funding of abortions only in cases that threaten the life of the mother or in rape and incest.

Following passage of Amendment 1, women in WV will still be able to have abortions under the federal constitution. When the law adjudicated under Panepinto goes back into effect, our tax dollars would be limited to paying for abortion only in the cases of life of the mother, medical emergency, reported rape and incest and fetal anomaly.  If Amendment 1 passes in November, it will eliminate the Panepinto funding requirement and prevent future judges from “finding” abortion rights in the WV Constitution.

Over the years, West Virginia taxpayers have paid for nearly 35,000 abortions at almost $10 million dollars for elective abortions for the entire nine months of pregnancy for any reason or no reason at all.

Only 16 other states in the nation require taxpayer funding of abortion.

Voting YES on Amendment 1 will prevent your tax dollars from paying for abortions.

For voter registration information visit https://ovr.sos.wv.gov

AMENDMENT ONE PASSES IN WEST VIRGINIA IN HISTORIC ELECTION

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Sign the petition to pledge to vote YES on Amendment 1 to stop state funding of abortions.

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End date: Nov 06, 2018

Signatures collected: 266

Signature goal: 500

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