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Reproductive rights advocates on alert after AG Morrisey comments on abortion facilities amid COVID-19 (West Virginia)
Chareston Gazette ^ | April 2, 2020 | Caity Coyne Staff writer

Posted on 04/02/2020 8:33:57 AM PDT by Morgana

Earlier this week, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice placed a moratorium on all “elective” procedures and surgeries in the state through an executive order, and at a Wednesday news conference, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said the order will apply to “abortion facilities, as well.”

Morrisey’s office did not respond to multiple requests to clarify or elaborate on his statement, which — if it does apply to abortions — may contradict language in the governor’s executive order.

The executive order mandates all medical procedures that are “not immediately medically necessary to preserve the patient’s life or long-term health” should be rescheduled for later dates in order to ensure equipment and supplies are being utilized in the best way to confront COVID-19.

However, it also states that “procedures that cannot be performed consistent with other law at a later date ... shall not be considered ‘elective’ under this Order.”

Per West Virginia state code, abortions cannot be performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for life-threatening situations. Anyone who performs an abortion after 20 weeks without an approved exception would be subject to penalties for acting “outside the scope of practice permitted by law,” according to code.

With no clarification offered, those who work with reproductive rights in the state are keeping an eye on how the situation progresses, wrote Margaret Chapman Pomponio, chief executive officer of reproductive rights group West Virginia Free, in an emailed statement.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: abortion; charleston; prolife; westvirginia
"The Women’s Health Center of West Virginia, in Charleston, is the only facility in the state that performs abortions. In an emailed statement, Katie Quiñones, director of the Women’s Health Center, said it is critical that procedures and medical treatment for pregnant women — including but not limited to abortion — remains available throughout the pandemic.

“As health care professionals, the health and safety of our patients is our foremost concern. We are committed to doing everything we can to protect the health of our patients, our staff, and our community while providing access to essential health care,” Quiñones wrote. “As medical experts have recognized, even during a pandemic, pregnant people require health care, whether that is abortion care or prenatal care and childbirth services. That care cannot be delayed until after this crisis is over.”" **********************************************************************

So itching to kill those babies are you?

1 posted on 04/02/2020 8:33:57 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana
How many Planned Parenthood workers have tested positive for the Wuhan Virus?

How many of their patients?

Do they screen their patients or workers for the virus or the symptoms?


2 posted on 04/02/2020 8:38:42 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Morgana

Reproductive rights advocates “

Goebbels was a piker.

3 posted on 04/02/2020 8:45:52 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Morgana

I don’t understand how murdering the unborn is “health care”. Maybe it’s code for “taxpayer funded baby murdering”?

4 posted on 04/02/2020 8:49:28 AM PDT by NativeSon ( What Would Virginia Do? #WWVD)
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To: NativeSon

Not in West Virginia! We did away with that this year! They pay for their own abortions, and it only up to 20 weeks as the article says.

5 posted on 04/02/2020 8:54:03 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
That’s progress!

I had the unfortunate “pleasure” of speaking with a med student who was going into “women’s health”.

She was going to provide abortions, that's all, that is her goal.

Cutting to the conversation ender, I said; “sure, I can respect your “goals” but only if my money is not paying for the murders.”

When all her colleagues agreed the smug look dropped from her ghoulish face real quick.

6 posted on 04/02/2020 9:06:02 AM PDT by NativeSon ( What Would Virginia Do? #WWVD)
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To: gibsonguy

I like the ones where three idiots pimp some Democrat and load the first line with “Former U.S. vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr, says...”

7 posted on 04/02/2020 9:53:59 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Morgana

SHUT ALL THE MURDER FACTORIES DOWN. Nationwide. And after the war, every abortionist should be tried for mass murder. Every. Single. One.

8 posted on 04/02/2020 9:54:27 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Politics is the continuation of war by other means. --Clausewitz)
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