H. B. 3123
(By Delegate Porter)
[Introduced March 22, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-7-13, relating
to prohibiting employees of higher education from assisting
students in securing abortions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-7-13, to read as
ARTICLE 7. PERSONNEL GENERALLY.
§18B-7-13. Employees prohibited from assisting students in
(a) No person employed by, compensated by or who provides
services for any institution of higher education in this state may
assist, transport, or counsel any student to undergo an abortion
procedure: Provided, That this subsection shall not interfere with the teaching or performing of medical procedures which have valid
uses apart from the performing of abortions: Provided, however,
That nothing in this section may be construed to endorse, allow,
permit or approve of any abortion.
(b) Any person who violates the provisions of this section is
guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be
fined not less than two thousand dollars.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
prohibit employees of
higher education from assisting students in securing abortions.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.