Bill Restricting Abortion Heads to WV Governor

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Associated Press

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Updated Sun, Mar 9, 2014 8:23 am

A bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception has passed the West Virginia House and will be sent to the governor to sign into law.

On Saturday, the House passed the bill 85-15 with two delegates not voting.

House Speaker Tim Miley denied requests to talk about the bill.

The Democrat from Harrison said lawmakers had too many bills to get through.

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says he's concerned that a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks could be unconstitutional.

Earlier this week, Council to the Judiciary Committee said the Supreme Court has ruled similar 20-week regulations unconstitutional.

Typically abortion limitations center around fetal viability, which is typically considered at 24 weeks

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