Abortion & Amendment 1

My opponent had an interviewer ask me a question about abortion.

Abortion isn't simple.

Here is my complicated answer.

Amendment 1, a very serious change to our state constitution, and the first ever to REMOVE a constitutional right, will be on every West Virginian's ballots.

This amendment makes NO exceptions for ANY reason. It simply and clearly removes ANY constitutional protection for women under ALL circumstances.

Please think carefully before you make your vote.

Amendment 1 adds 17 words to our state constituion:

"nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion."

That's it. If you can see an exception in those 17 words for ANY reason, please read it again.

A modification to this amendment was offered in the legislature to make exceptions for the life of the mother, rape or incest. That modification was REJECTED. This amendment adds 17 words, and ONLY 17 words, to our state constitution.