House Delegates in West Virginia have advanced a bill to the state senate that puts restrictions on abortion in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade’s federal protection of the procedure.
The final House vote was 69-23.
House Bill 302 is slated to be taken up in the upper chamber as early as Friday, according to the West Virginia Metro News:
House Bill 302 encompasses a range of abortion policies, eliminating any period after conception for a choice to end pregnancy. In recent years, West Virginia law had allowed abortion up to 22 weeks of gestation. The bill maintains criminal penalties of three to 10 years of incarceration for medical providers who perform abortions — the main provision of