West Virginia Senate Health Committee passes Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act

West Virginians for Life Legislative Coordinator Karen Cross, working with pro-life Senate President Bill Cole, and pro-life majority leader Mitch Carmichael to pass West Virginia's dismemberment ban, Senate Bill 10.

West Virginians for Life Legislative Coordinator Karen Cross, working with pro-life Senate President Bill Cole, and pro-life majority leader Mitch Carmichael to pass West Virginia’s dismemberment ban, Senate Bill 10.

The West Virginia Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, SB 10, successfully made it through the Senate Health Committee on a voice vote Thursday, February 11.

This bill outlaws a form of abortion that “dismember[s] a living unborn child and extract[s] him or her one piece at a time from the uterus.” This heinous procedure undermines the dignity of all human life, and should be outlawed in West Virginia. In ordinary medical care, doctors have testified that there is no emergency that requires dismembering a living unborn baby.

“Dismembering a living, unborn child in the womb so that she bleeds to death is so horrific that it should be outlawed,” said West Virginians for Life President Wanda Franz. “West Virginians can indicate their support for this law by contacting their legislators and asking them to vote for SB 10.”

Said WVFL Legislative Coordinator Karen Cross, “I want to thank the members of the Senate Health Committee who voted to protect West Virginia’s unborn children from this gruesome procedure.”

The bill will now move on to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

West Virginians for Life invites all pro-life West Virginians to attend Pro-Life Rally Day on Tuesday, February 16, in the lower rotunda of the Capitol. Senate President Cole and House Speaker Armstead will address the crowd at the noon Rally.