By MARY ANNE BUCHANAN
The Second Chances at Life Act (HB 2982/SB 609) successfully passed in the West Virginia House of Delegates today by a bipartisan 83-15 vote. Passage followed a 19-5 vote in the House Health Committee on March 16 and a 22-3 vote in the House Judiciary Committee on March 18.
The Second Chances at Life Act next moves to the Senate Health Committee.
West Virginia is well on the way to becoming the 11th state to have this law in place. The other ten states are Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Arizona whose original law was repealed and replaced with weaker language.
Sponsored by Delegate Kayla Kessinger, the bill will require that a woman be informed that the effects of the chemical abortion pill can be reversed to save her baby, if she changes her mind after taking it. House cosponsors include Delegates Trent Barnhart, Jordan Bridges, Adam Burkhammer, Josh Holstein, Laura Kimble, Todd Longanacre, Margitta Mazzocchi, Jeff Pack, Jonathan Pinson, and Terri Sypolt.
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“West Virginians for Life thanks those Delegates who voted for the bill in support of women seeking abortions by providing them with additional information so they can make a truly informed decision,” stated WVFL President, Dr. Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
Contrary to critics, the bill does not tell physicians how to practice medicine, or place obstacles on women seeking abortions. But it does save babies: To date over 2,000 babies have been saved nationwide by the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) protocol.
The American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a 2,500-member OB-GYN medical group, supports knowledgeable health care providers offering the Abortion Pill Reversal protocol to women who regret initiating the abortion pill process.
The APR involves use of progesterone to reverse the effects of the Mifepristone. Progesterone is a natural element in the woman’s body required to retain her pregnancy. As such, it does no damage to the baby. It has been used for 50 years in infertility clinics to help women retain their pregnancies.
In West Virginia, chemical abortions account for more than 40% of abortions.
A woman or girl wanting to save her baby once the chemical abortion process has started should contact a health care professional at abortionpillreversal.com or call 877-558-0333.
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On November 12, 2020, West Virginians For Life presented to Dr. Wanda Franz the first ever Pro-Life Angel Lifetime Achievement Award during a tribute to her at the 22nd annual Rose Dinner. Wanda Franz, PhD is a developmental psychologist and professor emerita of child development in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences at WV University in Morgantown. She joined the WVU Right to Life Club in 1971, as a graduate student. Dr. Franz served as President of West Virginians for Life from 1975 to 1990 and as President of National Right to Life Committee from 1991 to 2011. Dr. Franz has spoken on abortion and euthanasia across the U.S. and around the world. She has been profiled and interviewed on numerous radio and television outlets and, for 20 years, was the host of Pro-Life Perspective, NRLC’s daily five-minute radio program. She and her husband were married for 53 years and had three children and 12 grandchildren.
Congratulations to our WVFL-endorsed pro-life candidate, Mac Warner, on your great victory in reelection to continue serving as West Virginia’s Secretary of State!
Congratulations to our WVFL-endorsed pro-life candidate, John McCuskey, on your great victory in reelection to continue serving as West Virginia’s Auditor!
Congratulations to our WVFL-endorsed pro-life candidate, Riley Moore, on your great victory in election to serve as West Virginia’s State Treasurer!
Congratulations to our WVFL-endorsed pro-life candidate, Kent Leonhardt, on your great victory in reelection to continue serving as West Virginia’s Commissioner of Agriculture!
Congratulations to our WVFL-endorsed pro-life candidate, Randy Smith, on your great victory in reelection to continue serving as State Senator for West Virginia’s District 14!
Congratulations to our WVFL-endorsed pro-life candidate, Patrick Martin, on your great victory in election to serve as State Senator for West Virginia’s District 12!
Congratulations to our WVFL-endorsed pro-life candidate, Ben Queen, on your great victory in reelection to continue serving as a Delegate for West Virginia’s House District 48!
Congratulations to our WVFL-endorsed pro-life candidate, Danny Hamrick, on your great victory in reelection to continue serving as a Delegate for West Virginia’s House District 48!