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West Virginia Approves Pro-Life Amendment Saying There is No Right to Abortion
LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 11/06/2018 8:12:42 PM PST by Morgana

West Virginia is one of 17 states that forces its taxpayers to pay for elective abortions. But that could change now that state voters approved Amendment 1 saying there is no right to abortion.

West Virginians tonight approved a constitutional amendment that makes it clear that their state does not recognize abortion as a “right.” The Amendment One ballot measure passed the state legislature in March, and West Virginians just voted for it on their state ballot.

Now that it has passed, the following language will be added to the state constitution: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.”

The amendment would make it easier for the state to pass pro-life laws, including a restriction on taxpayer funding for abortions. West Virginia funds elective abortions for low-income women through Medicaid.

“If Amendment 1 is ratified by the voters in November, then West Virginia will join 33 other states and the federal government in limiting taxpayer funding of abortion,” said West Virginians For Life Legislative Liaison Karen Cross, previously.

It was a West Virginia Supreme Court decision in 1993, not voters, that allowed taxpayer-funded abortions in the state.

West Virginians have paid about $10 million for about 35,000 unborn babies’ abortion deaths as a result. In 2017 alone, state taxpayers paid for 1,560 unborn babies to be aborted, according to the AP.

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“We know that limiting abortion funding saves lives. In fact, 2 million people are alive today because of the federal Hyde Amendment,” Cross said.

This summer, the two major political parties in the state adopted resolutions about Amendment One. Unsurprisingly, the state Republican Party supports the measure, while the Democratic Party opposes it.

Polls consistently show that most Americans do not want their tax dollars to pay for abortions. A Marist poll found that two-thirds of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortions, including a majority of women and people who identify as pro-choice.

In October 2016, a Politico/Harvard University poll also found that just 36 percent of likely voters supported taxpayer funding for abortions, while 58 percent opposed it.

These are the 17 states that force taxpayers to fund elective abortions:

Alaska (court order) Arizona (court order) California (court order) Connecticut (court order) Hawaii (voluntarily) Illinois (voluntary) Maryland (voluntarily) Massachusetts (court order) Minnesota (court order) Montana (court order) New Jersey (court order) New Mexico (court order) New York (voluntarily) Oregon (court order) Vermont (court order) Washington (voluntarily) West Virginia (court order)


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; abortion; brettkavanaugh; maga; plannedparenthood; prolife; scotus; westvirginia; wv2018
IT PASSED IT PASSED!!! WE NO LONGER HAVE TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS IN WEST VIRGINIA

THANK YOU GOD

1 posted on 11/06/2018 8:12:42 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana
And yet, also reelects pro-abort Manchin.

"Almost" Heaven, West Virginia...

2 posted on 11/06/2018 8:13:40 PM PST by Wyrd bi­ ful arŠd ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Wyrd bi├░ ful ar├Žd

DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE...IT PASSED.


3 posted on 11/06/2018 8:14:51 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Wyrd bi├░ ful ar├Žd

A judge will see to that aberration, just like they did in California years ago.


4 posted on 11/06/2018 8:15:19 PM PST by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: Wyrd bi├░ ful ar├Žd

Has to be from voter fraud.


5 posted on 11/06/2018 8:18:59 PM PST by Clean_Sweep
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To: Morgana

great news, Praise God!

I wish this were the case in every state.


6 posted on 11/06/2018 8:27:21 PM PST by Coleus (For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.)
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To: Morgana

And yet they re-elected Manchin. Weird.


7 posted on 11/06/2018 8:30:51 PM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: clintonh8r

Tax dollars at the heart of it. They don’t want their tax dollars going to pay to kill babies.


8 posted on 11/06/2018 8:33:13 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: clintonh8r; All

He won by voting for Kavanaugh. Only Dem to do so.


9 posted on 11/06/2018 9:56:03 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

If Manchin, who has always claimed he was pro life, and loves to tell people how he’s a “conservative” democrat, would switch to the Republican Party he would gain some respectability. At the present, he has none. He’s a fraud but apparently he fools enough people at election time to keep getting elected as a democrat.


10 posted on 11/07/2018 6:55:42 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("Man without God descends into madness”)
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To: Morgana

Wonderful
Information there is good news all over the place really.


11 posted on 11/07/2018 10:40:56 AM PST by Persevero (Democrats haven't been this nutty since we freed their slaves.)
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