West Virginia gov. signs bill requiring medical care for babies born alive after surviving abortions

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 3rd, 2020 3:38 pm

Last Updated Mar 3rd, 2020 at 4:13 pm

West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice signed legislation on Monday that would require doctors to provide medical care to infants born alive after a botched abortion.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act requires doctors to administer medical treatment to babies born alive after a failed abortion. Violators could lose their medical license.

Justice said it was "unbelievable, to tell you the truth, that we have to do such a thing," but said that "today we're going to put a stake in the sand that says for us, for us at least, we stand for life and we stand for the right stuff."

? Colorado Democrats recently voted down a similar bill.


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