West Virginia Judge Strikes Down Abortion Ban

Following the recent US Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Nebraska abortion ban, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin handed down a permanent injunction last week that forbids enforcement of a similar West Virginia law. Judge Goodwin said the law was too broad and could outlaw all abortions. The 1998 West Virginia law carried a felony charge, two year imprisonment and a fine up to $50,000 for anyone who performed what anti-choice activists call “partial-birth” abortion.


AP and Feminist Majority Foundation

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