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Introduced Version House Bill 3123 History

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H. B. 3123


(By Delegate Porter)
[Introduced March 22, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-7-13, relating to prohibiting employees of higher education from assisting students in securing abortions.

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 §18B-7-13, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 7. PERSONNEL GENERALLY.

§18B-7-13. Employees prohibited from assisting students in obtaining abortions.

(a) No person employed by, compensated by or who provides services for any institution of higher education in this state may assist, transport, or counsel any student to undergo an abortion procedure: Provided, That this subsection shall not interfere with the teaching or performing of medical procedures which have valid uses apart from the performing of abortions: Provided, however, That nothing in this section may be construed to endorse, allow, permit or approve of any abortion.
(b) Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than two thousand dollars.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
prohibit employees of higher education from assisting students in securing abortions.

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