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West Virginia


West Virginia's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

98 percent of West Virginia counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

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.


Abortion Bans

West Virginia has criminal bans on abortion.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

West Virginia law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

West Virginia refers women to CPCs.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

West Virginia allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

West Virginia law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
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Insurance Coverage for Contraception

West Virginia law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

West Virginia provides low-income women access to abortion.
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State Constitutional Protection

West Virginia's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
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