The West Virginia House of Delegates is moving to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The bill doesn't even include an exception for cases or rape or incest.
What may be even more shocking is a comment made by one state legislator arguing the bill.
“Obviously rape is awful …,” said Delegate Brian Kurcaba, R-Monongalia, according to The Charleston Gazette. “What is beautiful is the child that could come from this.”
West Virginia's House began moving its bill — one of 11 introduced so far in the state this legislative season aimed at restricting women's access to abortion — on Thursday.
On the national stage, Republicans in the House of Representatives had also considered a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. House Republican leaders decided not to vote on the bill after women in the party revolted against the legislation, which would have required rape victims to report their assault to law enforcement before they were able to get an abortion after the 20 week mark.
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