Last night, the Governor of West Virginia vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after babies have been scientifically proven to feel pain. The previously declared “pro-life” Governor waited until the West Virginia legislative session ended to make it almost impossible to reverse his cowardly act.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, commented on this outrage, “Governor Tomblin’s veto of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was a cowardly and outrageous act, which will allow hideous late-term abortions to continue in my home state of West Virginia. By vetoing this bill, the Governor as placed himself in the extreme minority, aligning his abortion views with those of President Barack Obama and Democratic National Committee. The majority of Americans and West Virginians stand against this extremist position…this human rights abuse of dismembering and killing babies who are capable of feeling extreme pain.
This bill has passed in 10 other states and even the U.S. House of Representatives – none of which considered the bill to be unconstitutional, as the Governor claimed. I believe this was the plan of the Democratic Leadership in West Virginia all along, to allow the bill to pass so their vulnerable Democrat members could vote pro-life before an important election and then have lame-duck Governor veto the bill. That’s not leadership.”
Students for Life of America is asking pro-lifers to call the Governor’s office at 1-888-438-2731 and remind him where the majority of Americans stand on this human rights issue. Plans are being made for a grassroots event in Charleston, the capitol of West Virginia, this week. Stay tuned for details!
Read the back story of the veto here.