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Introduced Version House Bill 2172 History

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H. B. 2172


(By Delegate Sobonya)

[Introduced 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 §61-2-8a , relating to making it illegal to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without written consent by both parents, and providing for a penalty.

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 §61-2-8a
, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON.

§61-2-8a. Transporting a minor across state lines for an abortion; penalty.

If any person transports a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion, without the written consent of both parents or the legal guardians of the minor, the person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or confined in jail not more than six months, or both fined and imprisoned.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make it illegal to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without written consent by both parents, or the legal guardians of the minor, and providing for a penalty.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.


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