Attorney General Morrisey needs to hear from pro-life supporters, who want to have regulations and inspections of abortion facilities in the state. (He has provided for public comment on this issue.) Email your letters to email@example.com or send letters by 5:00 p.m. on August 16 to:
Office of Attorney General
State Capitol Complex
Bldg. 1, Room E-26
Charleston, WV 25305
#2: Call Governor Tomblin
Governor Tomblin must act quickly to implement insurance regulations in the health care exchange to prevent abortion funding. Call the Governor at 1-888-438-2731 to tell him that you want the new ObamaCare health care exchange in West Virginia to prohibit state funding for abortions through the insurance policies. Many states have opted-out of funding abortion in the insurance exchange.
Did you know?
- West Virginia leaders should see that abortion facilities in the state are regulated and inspected to protect consumers’ health and life.
- West Virginia leaders should stop the funding of the abortion industry in the state with tax-payer dollars.
- The Grand Jury in the Gosnell case “found that Gosnell’s crimes could have been prevented if various state and city regulatory agencies had properly enforced the law.” Pennsylvania state officials began inspections and were forced to close additional abortion centers. Other states, who had inspections of their abortion centers, have also closed clinics around the country.
- Attorney General Morrisey pointed out that West Virginia’s abortion facilities are “neither licensed nor regulated by the State.”
- West Virginia State Department of Health and Human Services has reported “there is no state agency that specifically inspects clinics or facilities that perform abortion.” (Charleston Daily Mail, 6/10/13)
- West Virginia state tax dollars pay for these unregulated abortions through the State Medicaid program.
- The Federal ObamaCare Law allows states to opt-out of funding abortion in the insurance exchange. West Virginia should include regulations that will prevent state funding of abortion in the new health care exchange. Approximately half of the states have taken advantage of this provision and now opt-out of state funding.