H. B. 2303
(By Delegate C. Miller)
[Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Education then Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-7d, relating to
requiring all high schools to teach fetal development; and
stating that the requirement may not be construed as approving
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 §18-2-7d, to read as
ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-2-7d. Course of study in fetal development.
_____The State Board of Education, with the advice of the State
Superintendent of Schools, shall prescribe a curriculum to teach
fetal development. High schools in the state shall include in health classes the course of study in fetal development for
students. This section may be not construed or interpreted to
endorse, allow, permit or approve of abortion.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require all high schools
include in their health classes a course in fetal development.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely