20 Week Ban

Senators and Delegates write Gov. Tomblin

Posted in 20 Week Ban

May 16, 2014

The Honorable Earl Ray Tomblin

1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.

Charleston WV 25305

Dear Governor Tomblin,

We respectfully request that HR 4588, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act be included on the list of issues to address in the upcoming special session that begins on May 19, 2014. 

The West Virginia Constitution provides for the legislature to address a Governor’s “objections” to a vetoed bill and provides an opportunity to “reconsider the returned bill.”  Since you vetoed HB 4588 after we adjourned we did not have an opportunity to address your concerns.

As you know Section 7.14 of the West Virginia Constitution specifically states that,

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