West Virginia Legislature passes abortion ban with few exceptions
According to the engrossed draft of the bill, any physician or other licensed medical practitioner who intentionally or recklessly performs or induces an abortion in violation of the law could be subject to discipline, including losing their medical license.
The measure was swiftly denounced by abortion rights advocates on Tuesday.
Since July, abortion had been legal up to 20 weeks in West Virginia, after a state court judge indicated that she had decided to block a state abortion ban dating to the 1800s.
This story has been updated with additional details Tuesday.