West Virginia Bill Regarding Care of Aborted Fetuses (SB 271)
This law was last updated on Apr 24, 2015
SB 271 would require medical facilities that provide abortions to administer anesthesia to an unborn fetus when aborted if it is older than seven weeks.
A person in violation of this requirement would be subject to conviction for a misdemeanor, imprisonment from six months to one year, and/or a fine between $1000 and $5000.
The bill also provides that when, during the course of an abortion procedure, a fetus is aborted alive, all available medical means must be used to preserve its life.
A person in violation of this requirement would be subject to conviction for a felony, imprisonment from one to three years, and a fine between $1000 and $5000.