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The Voice for All Life

West Virginians for Life (WVFL) is a non-profit, public-service organization. WVFL is a statewide network of county chapters and the voice for the unborn in West Virginia. Our goal is the preservation of human life from conception to natural death. Our primary purpose is to educate through the presentation of detailed and factual information about fetal development, abortion, alternatives to abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and related issues. WVFL works with state policy makers and legislators to promote pro-life policies and law.

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URGENT! Call Senator Joe Manchin!

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The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and Options in Living Wills and Combined Power of Attorney Living Wills

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FEATURED EVENTS

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Successful Lifesaving Laws

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, passed in 1997, outlaws the partial-birth abortion method in West Virginia, in which the abortionist, using forceps, reaches into the uterus, grabs the unborn baby’s legs and pulls the body into the birth canal, except for the head, which is intentionally kept just inside the womb. The abortionist then punctures the base of baby’s skull, inserts a catheter (tube), which suctions out the brain. The head is then crushed and the dead baby removed from the womb.

Women’s Right to Know Act, passed in 2003, requires the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to provide an informational booklet to educate citizens on fetal development, health risks of abortion and long-term damage to women’s psychological and physical health.

Unborn Victims of Violence Act, passed in 2005, places the requirement in West Virginia law that killing a pregnant woman means two deaths must be prosecuted.

Ultrasound Option Requirement, passed in 2010, requires abortionists in West Virginia to provide the option to their clients of seeing the ultrasound of their baby.

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, passed in 2015, outlaws abortions in West Virginia after 20 weeks when medical science confirms the unborn child can feel pain.

Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, passed in 2016, outlaws the performance of abortions in West Virginia that dismember the living, unborn child in the womb.

Parent’s Right to Know, passed in 2017, amended West Virginia law to require that at least one parent be notified when their unemancipated minor daughter contracts for an abortion.

Telemedicine Exemption for Abortion, passed in 2017, outlaws use of West Virginia Telemedicine method to prescribe abortion drugs, such as RU-486.

Amendment 1 passed in the 2018 election and is now part of the West Virginia Constitution. It states: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.”

Future Lifesaving Laws

This bill would require hospitals and medical personnel to exercise the same degree of care for the baby born alive as a result of a failed abortion, as would be given to any other preborn child at the same gestational age.  It provides for immediate transport to facilities capable of caring for such children.

Defense of Disabled and Medically Vulnerable

Living Wills in West Virginia law do not make it clear that food and water provided intravenously or by feeding tube is considered “medical treatment” and will be eliminated along with other medical treatments. Patients may die of dehydration not the underlying disease.

Defense of Disabled and Medically Vulnerable

West Virginians for Life will work to put a non-discrimination clause in our state law to protect those with disabilities and the medically vulnerable.

To register to vote:

1. ONLINE click HERE to register to vote in West Virginia and to register in another state click HERE.

2. IN PERSON – visit the County Clerk’s Office in your local courthouse. For County Clerk office information, click HERE.

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