WVa abortion ban irrational, unconstitutional
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An abortion provider filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to overturn West Virginia’s near-total ban, saying it is unconstitutional, irrational and causing irreparable harm to the state’s only abortion clinic and its patients.
The lawsuit seeks a halt to the four-month-old abortion ban while the case is heard in federal court. Republican Gov. Jim Justice signed law on Sept. 16 that passed earlier this week, making West Virginia the second state to enact legislation banning the trial since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June its constitutional one remove protection.