H. B. 2916
(By Delegates Frich, Stevens and Roberts)
[Introduced March 7, 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 §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 penalty for same.
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 §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 convicted of violating the provisions of
subsection (a) of this section, is subject to a fine of not less
than one thousand dollars and not more than five thousand dollars,
imprisonment for not less than six months and not more than one
year, or both fined and imprisoned.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit persons who are
not licensed physicians from performing an abortion in this state.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.