Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) is mixed-choice.
- The West Virginia House is anti-choice.
- The West Virginia Senate is anti-choice.
West Virginia has unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal bans on abortion.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
West Virginia law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
West Virginia refers women to CPCs.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
West Virginia allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
West Virginia law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
Insurance Coverage for Contraception
West Virginia law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
West Virginia provides low-income women access to abortion.
State Constitutional Protection
West Virginia's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.