House Bill 2906 History
H. B. 2906
(By Delegate Shook)
[Introduced March 3, 2009; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §16-2B-5, relating to
prohibiting any person who is not a physician licensed to
practice in this state from performing an abortion; and
providing a criminal penalty.
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-2B-5, to read as
ARTICLE 2B. FAMILY PLANNING AND CHILD SPACING.
§16-2B-5. Abortions to be performed by licensed physician.
(a) Only a physician licensed to practice in this state may
perform an abortion.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed or interpreted
to endorse, allow, permit or approve of any abortion.
(c) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (a)
of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction
thereof, shall be fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000
or confined in jail not less than six months nor more than one
year, or both fined and confined.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
prohibit persons who are
not licensed physicians from performing an abortion in this state.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would