H. B. 2134
(By Delegate C. Miller)
[Introduced January 11, 2012
; referred to the
Committee on Education then Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-7d, relating to requiring all high schools to teach fetal development; and providing that nothing contained in this section can be construed as approving of abortion.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-7d, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-2-7d. Course of study in fetal development.
The State Board of Education, with the advice of the State Superintendent of Schools, shall prescribe a curriculum to teach fetal development. Each high school in the state shall include in their health classes the course of study for its students. Nothing in this section may be construed or interpreted to endorse, allow, permit or approve of any abortion.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require all high schools include in their health classes a course in fetal development.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.