Fetal heartbeat bill introduced in West Virginia House of Delegates

A bill introduced Friday in the West Virginia House of Delegates would “effectively” ban abortion in West Virginia, according to the head of West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. House Bill 2915, sponsored by Del. Evan Worrell, R-Cabell, would require doctors to conduct abdominal ultrasounds before performing abortions, and prohibits them from performing abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected. “Effectively, it’s a ban,” said Dr. Leo Brancazio, chair of the WVU School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (Times-News)

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