H. B. 2143
(By Delegate Sobonya)
February 10, 2005
; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §18A-2-14,
to prohibiting school employees from counseling, referring,
transporting or assisting any student to obtain an abortion;
providing a violation of the section is a misdemeanor; and
providing that nothing in the section may 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 §18A-2-14,
to read as
ARTICLE 2. SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
§18A-2-14. Employees prohibited from promoting abortion.
No person employed by, compensated by or providing any
services for the State Board or any county board may counsel,
refer, transport or assist any student to obtain an abortion as
part of or in relation to their employment. Any person who
violates this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor. Nothing in
this section may be construed to endorse, allow, permit or approve
of any abortion.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit all employees
of the State Board of Education or any county board from
counseling, referring, transporting or assisting any student to
obtain an abortion. The bill provides a violation of its
provisions is a misdemeanor.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.